The firearm was found in a pushchair box in the kitchen
Police raided the home of an Asian couple in Birmingham and found them to be in possession of a loaded firearm and £1,705 worth of the class B drug, cannabis.
23-year-old Mohammed Makmahi has now been jailed for eight years and three months in prison and his wife, Eltaf Mockbil, 22, has been sentenced to two years of community order, including 80 hours of unpaid work.
The police had raided their home in Newton, Birmingham after a tip-off. The firearm was found in a pushchair box in the kitchen, and Makmahi’s wife was seen throwing 30 dealer sized bags of cannabis out of the window whilst police were investigating.
The police also recovered cartridges for the firearm, which were hidden in a sock, as well as large amounts of cash.
Defending the couple was Duncan Craig, who said there was no evidence that the gun had been discharged or that it had been used in any offence.
Nevertheless, the couple pleaded guilty.
Makmahi admitted to possessing a gun and prohibited ammunition. He also admitted to two charges of possessing drugs with intent to supply.
Birmingham Crown Court had also heard Makmahi’s previous offences. The drug dealer had also been previously convicted of irresponsible driving after colliding with another car, in a police chase. He was caught driving double the speed limit, with no headlights on and had driven through red lights. Makmahi, therefore, was also convicted of dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.
Makmahi, therefore, was also convicted of dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.
His wife and mother-of-two Mockbil had also previously pleaded guilty to possessing drugs with the intent of supplying them.
Detective Sergeant Sally Olsen, from Force CID, said:
“We take all investigations involving firearms extremely seriously and anyone found in possession of a gun or any other dangerous weapon can expect to be convicted and sent to prison.”
The couple have now both been sentenced, with Makmahi facing time in prison.