Five men were arrested this morning in Leighton Buzzard as part of a major operation involving the Met Police and the National Crime Agency.
Stanbridge Road was closed in areas around the driving test centre while a large group of armed officers stopped a vehicle.
A spokesman for Bedfordshire Police said: “At approximately 8am today (Friday) officers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Armed Policing Unit, working with the National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police stopped a vehicle in Stanbridge Road, Leighton Buzzard.
“Five men were arrested and remain in custody. Investigations are ongoing.”