Machine gun, Revolver and 4 blank firers found in Birmingham raid

A man has been arrested and several firearms have been recovered after warrants were carried out at addresses in #Birmingham and #Sandwell this morning (27 Feb).

Officers carried out three warrants at addresses in Stechford, Winson Green and West Bromwich.

In Stechford, we found a machine gun, a revolver as well as three blank firing guns, and a fourth blank firing gun which was in the process of being converted to fire live ammunition.

Equipment which can convert weapons to fire live ammunition was also recovered.

A large amount of cash and drugs were also seized.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms and remains in police custody.

Some of the weapons are believed to be capable of firing live ammunition, while others are undergoing testing which will provide further information as we continue our investigations.


Det Ch Insp Ryan Chambers, of our Major Crime Proactive Team, said: “Today’s warrants have resulted in several dangerous weapons being taken off the streets where they could have been used to kill or seriously hurt people.

“The activity falls under Operation Target, which is our commitment to tackling serious and organised crime in the West Midlands.

“We’re continuing to take drugs, guns and serious criminals off the streets and to keep the public safe which is always at the heart of everything we do.”

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