Moment drug dealers accidentally open front door to armed police
Watch: Dealers surprised by armed police
The police footage shows the moment two surprised drug dealers leave an apartment to be greeted by armed police ready to ambush them.
The officers were getting ready to push their way into the apartment when they saw the door open.
The clip shows Wesley Carter and Keelan Simpson being greeted with firearms and torches when they are ordered and arrested.
Inside, police found three revolvers, a black pistol, half a kilo of cocaine worth £ 19,000 and a cannabis farm with 50 plants.
West Midlands police said the arrival of the armed force gave the two the “fright of their lives” and removing the guns from the streets may have saved lives.
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A pistol found by the police. (West Midlands Police)
Detective Sergeant Dan Tang of the Regional Organized Crime Unit (ROCU) in West Midlands said, “You must have been in shock when you opened the flat door.
“Maybe they heard steps and expected to find a customer … they couldn’t have been more wrong.”
Wesley Carter admitted a number of offenses. (West Midlands Police)
Keelan Simpson was imprisoned. (West Midlands Police)
The troops received word that Carter and Simpson had access to firearms and began the raid on the apartment in Bartley Green, southwest Birmingham.
The officers also found ammunition equipment and just under 80 cartridges, as well as a booklet with instructions on how to make bullets – although there is no evidence that either man made it themselves.
Carter, 39, from Quinton, Birmingham, admitted possession of illegal arms and ammunition, class A drug and cannabis cultivation and was sentenced to nine years and six months in prison on February 22nd at Birmingham Crown Court.
A revolver found by the police. (West Midlands Police)
Simpson, 24, also from Quinton, admitted to gun crime and cannabis cultivation and was held behind bars for seven years and six months.
“The revolvers were examined by ballistics experts and identified as manufactured in the late 19th century. However, they were all fully functional, lethal weapons,” said DS Tang.
“The 9mm pistol could fire in both semi-automatic and fully automatic modes and had three unfired cartridges with bullets in the magazine.
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“Some deadly weapons and we may have saved lives by taking them off the streets.”
Experts have not linked the guns to any West Midlands shootings.
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