A man has been jailed for firearms offences following an investigation by detectives from the Specialist Crime Command.
Younes Serroukh, 21 (23.08.98) of Cumberland Street, SW1 was sentenced to a total of eight year’s imprisonment at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday, 29 May.
He had previously been convicted of:
– Possession of a firearm with ammunition;
– Possession of ammunition;
– Possession of drugs;
– Possession of criminal property namely large quantity of cash.
On Tuesday, 14 January, as part of an intelligence-led operation, officers executed a search warrant at Serroukh’s home address.
During the search, they found a firearm loaded with five bullets inside one of his coats hanging in his bedroom. They also found a quantity of cannabis, an assortment of shotgun cartridges and £30,000 in cash.
Detective Sergeant Stuart Wood, the officer in the case, said: “This conviction and sentencing is a further example of the work we carry out to take guns off the streets.
“This weapon was loaded, and could have taken someone’s life. Serroukh has started a lengthy prison sentence for his criminal activities. Tackling violent crime is a priority for the Met, and we remain committed to arresting anyone who possesses a weapon.”
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