Man Jailed after being Caught with Weapons Haul during Raid

A man from Birmingham has received a prison sentence after a police raid on his home led to the discovery of a weapons haul.

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more than 500 rounds of ammunition were recovered.

Mohammed Sajad, aged 40, of Birmingham, has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years after he was caught with a weapons haul during a police raid.

He had been caught hiding weapons and ammunition in shoe boxes.

Birmingham Crown Court heard that police swooped on his address in Norton Crescent, Bordesley Green, on May 12, 2020, at around 6 am.

Police found two pistols and a revolver stashed in shoe boxes and a rucksack as they executed a search warrant.

A .38 Smith & Wesson revolver, two semi-automatic pistols, and more than 500 rounds of ammunition were recovered.

Sajad was arrested and subsequently charged with three counts of possession of a banned weapon. He was also charged with another count of illegal possession of ammunition.

Sajad was also accused of possessing cocaine with intent to supply and two counts of child neglect.

A 31-year-old woman at the property was also arrested. She was later released on bail while the investigation continued.

At a hearing, Sajad pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited weapon and ammunition without a certificate.

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Sajad was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison.

The jail term was revealed as West Midlands Police urged communities to report anyone suspected of being linked to guns.

They said: “Information from our communities is vital if we are to make our communities safer.

“If you suspect anyone is linked to firearms, please let us know by messaging us on Live Chat through our website or call 101.

“Alternatively, call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111; calls cannot be traced and callers will not be asked for their names.”

Sajad’s arrest came as West Midlands Police had been targeting those with suspected links to firearms.

In a previous incident, three men were jailed for a total of 47 years and 10 months for stealing cars and guns.

Roshan Singh, aged 29, of Birmingham, Kadim Shah, aged 21, of Stirchley, and John Shorthouse, aged 23, of Yardley, committed 30 burglaries.

They repeatedly travelled to rural areas in Warwickshire, Worcestershire and South Birmingham.

The men broke into homes and stole high-value items like cars and watches. In some cases, they stole legitimately owned shotguns.

The stolen guns were later sold on to criminal gangs in Birmingham.

Following an investigation by the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU), several shotguns were recovered in the West Midlands area.

In December 2018, Maher Ali, of Birmingham, was jailed for two years and three months after he was found in possession of a stolen Beretta shotgun.

The gun was later identified as being stolen in a burglary that was committed by the trio in Wilmcote, Warwickshire earlier on November 6, 2018.

Ali was linked to Singh after he was spotted getting out of his car just before being stopped with the stolen shotgun.

Days after Ali’s arrest, a sawn-off shotgun and large quantities of class A drugs were seized from the boot of a car in Stirchley, which was identified as being stolen in a burglary on November 2, 2018, in Warwickshire.

The men were linked to 30 separate burglaries and two robberies. Around £700,000 worth of goods had been stolen.

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