Well-known Black Country criminal, Mohammed Osman, 27, jailed after police uncovered a loaded handgun, thousands of pounds in cash and £67,000 of heroin at his Walsall home.
He had hidden a handgun inside his cooker hood, which was found alongside 2.5kg of heroin during a raid on Beacon Street in the early hours of April 5 this year.
2.5kg of heroin, estimated street value of at least £67,000, Bruni Mod 9mm self-loading pistol – loaded with seven rounds in the magazine − hidden under the oven fan in his kitchen were recovered along with £10,000 cash wad seized.
The gun had been modified to fire live rounds and the bullets were found to be homemade Luger rounds with live primers.
Police also searched a house in Moncrieffe Street, Walsall, linked to Osman, where four men aged 18 to 30 were detained and £36,000 in cash recovered.
All 4 men were later released but Osman was charged with possessing a prohibited handgun and ammunition, possessing drugs with intent to supply and possessing a noxious substance.
He admitted the charges and was jailed for a total of 15 years, nine for drugs supply and six for gun possession, at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday (20 Sept).
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Naz Sandhu, said: “We always take information passed to us seriously so if anyone suspects someone is dealing drugs in their community, or has access to firearms, the please let us know so we can take action.”
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