Man who supplied weapons to 'dangerous' drugs gang jailed for 18 years

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A gun dealer has been jailed for 18 years after supplying weapons to a "dangerous" drugs gang.

Sunny Dhatt arranged for the transfer of two 9mm semi-automatic handguns and a dozen bullets to drug dealers in a supermarket car park on August 3 last year, West Midlands Police said.

Officers intercepted the proposed deal in the Kingswinford area of Dudley, West Midlands, and Dhatt's fingerprints were found on the Adidas shoebox the guns were kept in.

Dhatt, 26, of Whittaker Street in Wolverhampton, was labelled a "go-to-guy" for those wanting to source firearms and ammunition and was convicted after a trial in May of this year.

Mugshot of Sunny Dhatt
Sunny Dhatt was jailed for 18 years after being convicted of supplying weapons to a "dangerous" drugs gang - West Midlands Police

On Monday, he was jailed after also admitting possession of a loaded Smith & Wesson revolver that was found in a 60-year-old woman's bedroom in Bilston, Wolverhampton.

The handgun was found underneath bed sheets and a Winnie the Pooh cuddly toy.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Rory Juss said: "Dhatt was undoubtedly a go-to guy for illegal firearms and ammunition so this conviction has cut off a major supply line of weapons for dangerous criminals.

"The impact of gun crime on communities cannot be overstated. This prison sentence should serve as a stark warning to anybody involved in the use, storage or transfer of firearms and ammunition.

"If you value your freedom, don't get involved."