Two men who made “James Bond-style” lethal weapons in a “homemade gun factory” in east London have been jailed.
Paul Coke and Fatmir Kadena produced firearms including a “pen gun” and “key-ring gun”.
A judge at Snaresbrook Crown Court sentenced Coke to 14 years and Kadena to nine years, Scotland Yard said.
Coke, 40, of Mayesbrook Rd, Ilford, Essex, and Kadena, 26, of Flack Court, Waltham Forest, east London, were found guilty last Friday of conspiracy to possess firearms and ammunition with intent to enable others to endanger life.
Police said the pair worked out of two lock-ups in Leyton, east London, which they passed off as a makeshift nightclub and car repairs garage. But they were using the premises to convert imitation and blank-firing handguns into live weapons, to be sold on for up to £1,000.
Detectives raided one of the lock-ups beneath a railway arch on Tilbury Road on May 11 last year following an operation by officers from Trident, which specialises in gun crime. A total of nine guns were recovered, including a Browning self-loading pistol, a Kimar Model 85 self-loading pistol, a “British Bulldog” brand revolver, an “American Double Action” brand revolver, an air pistol, and a 5,000-volt stun gun.
The “pen gun” was discovered inside a cardigan pocket, and the “key-ring gun” was hidden on a ceiling beam. Police said the “James Bond-style” weapons were “lethal-barrelled” and capable of firing ammunition.
Source: UK PA
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by Tactical-Life.com / Aug 11, 2010