Man jailed for 12yrs for possession firearms
September 20, 2012, 5:57 pm
A man found in possession of firearms, ammunition and drugs with an estimated street value of £300k, has been jailed following an investigation by the Metropolitan Polices Trident Gang Crime Command.
Syed Hussain of, Beaufort Close, E4, was today, Thursday 20 September, sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court to 12 years imprisonment for eight offences concerning the possession of firearms, ammunition and Class A and B drugs.
Hussain was found guilty of the offences on 7 September having stood trial earlier this month.
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Detective Constable James Barber of the Trident Gang Crime Command, said: “Hussain has without question accumulated an astonishing quantity weaponry and drugs, determining himself to be a dangerous individual.
“There is no doubt that Hussain had every intention to cause serious harm with these items in his possession. Our officers deserve huge credit for this intervention which followed a skilled and detailed investigation. Today’s sentencing leaves Londoners far safer with this criminal off the streets.”
Following an proactive intelligence led-operation, officers from the Trident Gang Crime Command executed a search warrant on 15 March 2012, at Hussain’s home address on Beaufort Close.
Inside the address officers found Hussain along with 58g of cocaine, self seal bags containing cannabis and approx £1,600 cash. A key was seized. Hussain was arrested and taken into custody.
The seized key, was identified to an address in Forest Gate, which Hussain claimed to have visited days before as a ‘handyman’. After Hussain’s arrest, officers used this key to enter a utility room on Kebble Terrace at which a hand gun, a silencer, a sawn-off shot gun, and ammunition were seized.
In addition 137 grams of Cocaine, 5 grams of Heroin and a further £1,680 cash were recovered.
Hussain was subsequently further arrested on suspicion of further offences and charged on 16 March date with all matters and remanded into custody.