TWO firearms were recovered after West Midlands Police raided a suspected drug dealer’s flat in Hall Green.
When officers went to the Green Road flat just after 2pm on December 10 to execute a warrant they found the suspect asleep in bed.
Video footage from body-worn cameras show the man telling officers they won’t find anything dodgy in the property – but within minutes we’d found a carrier bag half-full with a white powder and two viable firearms.
A loaded 8mm handgun was found in a bag alongside a shotgun and several cartridges.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing banned firearms and possessing drugs with intent to supply. He remains in custody.
The guns will be examined by ballistics experts to see if we can link them to any shootings in the West Midlands or elsewhere in the UK.
Detective Inspector Gemma Currie, said: “This is a very large quantity of white powder which we will be testing to determine if it is Class A drugs.
“The powder was recovered alongside drugs paraphernalia like digital scales, dealer bags and razor blades.
“The firearms have been confirmed as viable, live firing weapons. That’s two deadly weapons taken off the streets and potentially lives saved.”