Armed Criminals With Machine Gun Put Behind Bars

22nd June 2016

A group who armed themselves with a MAC-10 machine gun to rob drug dealers in Hayes have been jailed.

They were sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday, 21 June.

Aseebullah Noori, 24 (11.05.91) of Cedar Grove, W5, was imprisoned for 11 years having admitted at an earlier hearing possession of a MAC-10 with intent to endanger life.

Hamza Jama, 20 (18.12.95) of Greenlawn Lane, Brentford, was sentenced to a total of 16 years - eight years for conspiracy to rob, six years for conspiracy to possess cannabis with intent to supply and 16 years for possession of a MAC-10 with intent to endanger life, all to be served concurrently.

Naureen Rashid, 49 (09.12.66), of Fletcher Road, W4 was sentenced to six years for conspiracy to rob and possession of cannabis.

The arrests came following a proactive operation led by the Trident and Area Crime Command on 19 April 2015 to target two men and a woman involved in the robbery of cannabis dealers at a residential address in Botwell Lane, Hayes.

The female get-away driver - Rashid - waited in a car with the engine running whilst Jama and Noori ran into the property.

Moments later they fled the house back to the vehicle carrying a number of bags and drove off.

An armed stop was carried out at approximately 18:15hrs on Ruislip Road. Noori initially evaded arrest but was eventually detained earlier this year in Holland.

A search of the car revealed nine kilograms of cannabis, with a street value of £58,000. Police also discovered the MAC-10 machine gun along with cable ties and duct tape.

Police were able to trace where the MAC-10 had originated from immediately prior to the offence. Two days later, they observed a man called Yaqub Mohamed delivering a shotgun to an address in Gresham Road, Hounslow, which was controlled by Sizwae Dube. Mohamed was detained and a Berreta, ammunition and a stun gun were also recovered from the address. Dube was arrested shortly afterwards.

Dube, 23 (21.06.93) of no fixed address, received a total of 21 years after pleading guilty to possession of ammunition, possession of the Berreta, possession of a stun gun and possession of a sawn-off shotgun. He was found guilty of possessing the MAC-10 with intent to endanger life.

Mohamed, 22 (21.06.93), of Holdernesse Close SW17 admitted transferring a prohibited weapon, namely the sawn-off shotgun, and was jailed for five years.

Detective Inspector Tim Grinsted, who led the operation said:"I am very pleased with the sentences passed by the court which reflect the severity of the offences.

"Three guns, including a machine gun, have been removed from the streets of London along with five people prepared to put their financial gain over the safety of our communities. This case demonstrates the Met Police and Trident's relentless efforts to deal with armed criminality and should serve as a warning to others considering similar criminal ventures."

+ Haiden Findlayson, 21 (23.06.94) of Cedar Grove, Ealing, W5 was found not guilty of conspiracy to rob

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