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Drug-dealer caught in Rubery flat with loaded handgun and crack cocaine jailed for nine-and-a-half years

Bromsgrove Editorial 28th Feb, 2022

A DRUG-DEALER has been sentenced to nine-and-a-half years after National Crime Agency officers caught him with crack cocaine and a loaded handgun at a flat in Rubery.

Armed officers from the NCA stormed the property on November 13 last year and held Khalid Khan.

He had thrown a jacket out of a window and when officers located it there was the packet of drugs, a Retay blank-firing handgun which had been converted to fire live rounds, and a mobile phone inside.

The 21-year-old – of Bacchus Road, Winson Green – was charged with firearms and drug supply offences, which he admitted at a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court in December.

Today, at the same court a judge, he was handed the jail term for his actions.

NCA Birmingham Branch Commander Mick Pope said: “Khalid Khan was effectively caught red handed in possession of a deadly weapon, and didn’t seem worried by the fact there was a young child living in the same property.

“We are determined to do all we can to disrupt and dismantle the organised crime groups involved in putting guns on the streets of the West Midlands.”

He urged anyone with information about illegally-held firearms to call their local police team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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