Five guns and drugs found in police raid

BY CALUM FRASER
calum@slpmedia.co.uk

A drug dealer caught with five kilograms of skunk, five illegal weapons and more than 60 rounds of ammunition has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Officers from the Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command seized the guns after they executed a search warrant at Kaziem Ofondo’s home in Halesworth Road, Lewisham, on April 28, 2017.

A total of £9,790 was found within one of the bedrooms as well as five kilograms of skunk cannabis.

In a locked shed, officers discovered four handguns and an imitation firearm with dozens of cartridges and a silencer.

One of the seized guns

Ofondo was arrested and interviewed, stating “no comment” to all questions.

He pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court on Tuesday, May 22, to five charges of possessing a prohibited firearm, four charges of possessing associated ammunition and one count of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

Ofondo, 32, appeared at the same court on Thursday, May 31 to be sentenced.

Detective Constable Darren Eyers, said: “Ofondo was caught with an arsenal of lethal weapons that posed a potentially fatal risk to members of the public.

“Trident officers are working around the clock to arrest those involved in gun crime and seize the illegal firearms that only bring violence and misery to the streets of London.

“Anyone caught in possession of a prohibited weapon can expect to be arrested and subjected to a lengthy jail sentence.”


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