A drug dealing primary school teacher has been jailed after police raided her home and found a Czech-made machine gun capable of firing over 850 rounds a minute in her knicker drawer.
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A Makarov self-loading pistol, a revolver and a box of ammunition were also found in the 26-year-old’s knicker drawer.
Police raided her property after witnessing an alleged drug deal taking place between her and another two men, Abdul Ramzan, 25, and Jamon Anwar, 30, in Oxford Gardens, Uxbridge.
Both men’s homes were also raided by police who found drugs and counterfeit notes.
Aqsa Carvalho, 26, pleaded not guilty but was found guilty on three counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession with intent to supply Class A Drugs.
She was jailed for 17 years at Kingston Crown Court.
Her drug dealer husband, Robert James Carvalho, 32, was sentenced to 18 years after he pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Ramzan from Slough was jailed for 16 years after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and was found guilty of three counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
Anwar also of Slough was found guilty of three counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment.
Scotland Yard said: “On Monday, 21 March, officers from the Met’s Special Projects Team on a pro-active operation searched a property in Harriet Walker Way after witnessing a bag being handed over to Ramzan and Anwar in Oxford Gardens, Uxbridge.
“A search of the address revealed three firearms in the main bedroom, concealed in the underwear drawer of Aqsa Carvalho.
“The firearms were a Skorpion machine pistol, a Makarov self-loading pistol and a revolver.
“Ammunition for the machine pistol was found in the magazine next to the weapon and more was located in another box.
“The machine pistol was set to fully automatic mode.
“Cash, a quantity of Class A drugs, along with a drugs grinder and scales, were also located during the search.
“A number of mobile phones seized during the raid subsequently revealed evidence of extensive drug dealing.
“A search was conducted at an address in Trelawney Avenue in Slough and approximately 80 rounds of ‘.22’ ammunition were found concealed behind the fireplace, along with a number of mobile phones.
“A search of Anwar’s address resulted in the seizure of counterfeit notes. Fifty wraps of drugs were found at Ramzan’s address.
“The drugs seized in all four raids had a street value of over £7,000.”
Detective Constable Gill McLean, of the Met’s Special Projects Team, said: “These are extremely dangerous individuals who were prepared to use lethal firearms to protect an illicit drug dealing business.
“I am pleased that they have now been jailed for a considerable period of time.”