A man has been sentenced to six years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to possession of firearms and drugs in west London.
Marcus Mascall, 31 (28.08.88), of Southall was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court for possession of a prohibited shotgun; possession of ammunition whilst prohibited; possession of Class A drugs (cocaine); and. possession of Class C drugs (steroids).
He pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday, 2 July.
On Saturday, 11 January, at 03:35hrs, officers from the Met’s South West Basic Command Unit executed a search warrant under Section 46 of the Firearms Act 1968. The suspect, Mascall, was suspected of being in possession of a firearm at his address.
A sawn-off shotgun, 90 cartridges and a blank firing Glock were found in ceiling panels in a communal corridor outside the address. Class A and C drugs were also found at the address.
He was charged and remanded to court on the same day.
Trident detectives from Specialist Crime investigated; DNA and fingerprint evidence were later attributed to Mascall.
Detective Constable Kai Murray, from the Met’s Specialist Crime South, said: “This operation led to firearms and ammunition being taking off the streets of London. I have no doubt that the firearms recovered would have been used to cause serious or even fatal injuries.
“Firearms have absolutely no place on our streets and the removal of these makes London a safer place for all”.
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