3 guns, £53,000, drugs and ammo found in rug sack after Lewisham arrest

A Lewisham drug dealer has been jailed after a search warrant carried out by local detectives uncovered a rucksack with three pistols and almost a kilogram of cocaine.

Shaun Bent, (29.03.84) of Brindley Street, SE14, was arrested at his home address on 4 July last year as part of an investigation by a local proactive team, set up to tackle violent and organised crime within Lewisham.

Officers found a rucksack that contained three pistols, each with 18 round magazines and 46 rounds of ammunition, 788 grams of cocaine and various drugs paraphernalia and £53,000 in cash as well as a money counter.

Bent was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and three counts of possession of a prohibited firearm.

At Woolwich Crown Court on 8 January, he was sentenced to a total of eight years in prison.















Detective Inspector Lewis Sanderson, of the Lewisham proactive investigation team, said:

“This case shows how drug dealing and violence go hand in hand. Thanks to the efforts of Met officers, another drug dealer is now in prison and three dangerous weapons are off the streets of London.

“Through successes like this, led by local Lewisham officers, we can continue to show how we are keeping our community safe.”

As part of the New Met for London strategy, the Metropolitan Police is focusing on community crime fighting, making sure people feel safe where they live and work.

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