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Brothers aged 15 and 17 arrested as raids see loaded gun and class A drugs seized

By James Vukmirovic | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

Arrests have been made as part of an increased crackdown on city gangs in the region.

Police officers made morning raids on three addresses in Birmingham

Four people have been arrested and a selection of weapons and drugs have been uncovered following a number of raids at addresses across Birmingham.

Officers forced entry to a house in Handsworth just before 6am today after intelligence linked the address to drug dealing and firearms.

A substance believed to be crack cocaine was found in a bedroom and a revolver containing two rounds was also recovered, with two teenage brothers arrested in connection with the finds.

The boys, a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old, remain in police custody for questioning.

A separate operation on Kenwood Road in Bordesley Green found two taser-type stun guns and a large stash of class A drugs inside a safe locked in a van on the driveway.

A raid on another address on Parkfield Road in Alum Rock saw a 42-year-old man and a 45-year-old man arrested on suspicion of drug supply, with both remaining in custody for questioning.

Force CID Inspector Al Teague, said the raids had seen drugs valued in excess of £10,000 and a loaded revolver seized and taken off the streets.

He said: "We’ve executed two very successful warrants this morning within the space of two hours.

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“The gun has been sent for forensic examination and will be analysed by ballistics experts to determine if it can be linked to any reported shootings.

“We launched a fresh campaign against gangs and people linked to firearms last week and we’re seeing rapid results."

Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police on Live Chat via our website or call 101 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at james.vukmirovic@expressandstar.co.uk.

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