Man found with firearms and stash of class A drugs gets more than seven years in prison


A MAN has been jailed for more than seven years after officers seized a firearm and large quantities of Class A drugs.

Saeed Ali, 23, of Portland Road, Southall, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday, 28 October, after pleading guilty to the following offences on Monday, 24 October:

  • Possession of a firearm;

  • Possession of live ammunition;

  • Possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (crack cocaine)

  • Possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin).

On 15 June 2021, Ali was stopped by officers from the Met’s Violence Suppression Unit in Southall Park, Southall. Following a short foot chase, he was found in possession of 148 wraps (15.2g) of crack cocaine and 94 wraps (6.57g) of heroin.

During the chase, Ali threw a rucksack, which was quickly retrieved by officers. Inside the rucksack they discovered a Grand Power G9 self-loading pistol with live ammunition.

As a result of a thorough investigation, Ali was sentenced to a total of seven years and six months’ in prison.

Detective Constable Siobhan Burrows, of the Met's Specialist Crime Command, said: “This case once again illustrates the strong connection between drug supply and serious violence. This is why we will continue to bring offenders to justice and remove these extremely dangerous weapons from the streets of London.

“We understand the terrible impact drug supply can have, and I am pleased our investigation has resulted in a significant sentence, preventing Ali from causing further misery in our communities.

“I am confident to say the removal of this weapon as part of our investigation will have inevitably saved lives.”

We can reduce gun crime far quicker if people provide us with information about where firearms are being stored and who they are being used by. If you do not want to report to us, you can contact Crimestoppers which is anonymous and independent of police.