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Men jailed for 13 years for firearms offences

31 Jan 2018

Two men will spend more than 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to firearms offences.

Mohammed Parvaiz Khan, 32, of St. Ethelbert Avenue, Luton, and Changiz Khan, 38, of Croxley View, Watford, were sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Thursday (25 January).

Mohammed Parvaiz Khan was sentenced to 8 years 3 months in jail, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to transfer a prohibited firearm, possession of ammunition without a certificate and being concerned in making an offer to supply a class B drug.

Changiz Khan was sentenced to 5 years in jail after pleading guilty to conspiracy to transfer a prohibited firearm.

A third man, Robert Barton, 27, of Eldon Road, Luton, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transfer a prohibited firearm and possession of ammunition without a certificate. He is due to be sentenced in February.

On 9 June 2016, the three men were stopped by an armed policing unit in Luton after intelligence revealed that vehicles they were travelling in may have contained firearms. Officers stopped a silver Jaguar containing Barton and a black Mercedes containing Changiz Khan and Mohammed Parvaiz Khan, who was hunched in the rear passenger seat.

On searching the Jaguar, officers recovered a black bag from the passenger seat, which contained a loaded sawn-off shotgun wrapped in a towel, and ammunition.

A mobile phone belonging to Mohammed Parvaiz Khan was also recovered, the contents of which suggested that Khan had been seeking to supply drugs to a number of contacts.

Detective Inspector Jackie Dadd, who leads Bedfordshire Police’s Boson team said: “The Boson team is dedicated to tackling gun and gang criminality, and we welcome today’s sentences which I hope show other people that the consequences of becoming involved in this activity are serious. We are delighted we’ve been able to take a dangerous firearm and accompanying ammunition off the streets.”

If anyone is concerned about illegal activity in their neighbourhood please report it to police on 101. You can also give information online via the Bedfordshire Police website, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Changiz Khan
Changiz Khan
Mohammed Parvaiz Khan
Mohammed Parvaiz Khan

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