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8 December 2012, 12:11
Five criminals who were involved in selling guns in London have been jailed for a total of 37 years.
The sentencing comes after a Metropolitan Police investigation that started in 2011.
During the operation, officers recoverred a total of four firearms, including a machine gun.
Three of the men named below (Buchanan, Chadee and Nestor) were arrested in August last year at a car park in Chingford, where they tried to sell a firearm plus ammunition for £7,000.
Another two men (Komolafe and Adetuni) were identified as being involved in the sale of guns and were arrested in August 2011 and June this year.
Detective Inspector Rob Murray who led the operation, said: ''There is no doubt these were dangerous individuals who had every intention of selling the firearms on to other criminals to commit serious offences, and I'm pleased they are now behind bars.
The Met Police Central Task Force is committed to targeting criminal networks and ensuring weapons such as these are taken off our streets.
The sentencing today sends out a clear message to those involved in such crimes that we will do everything we can to pursue them and bring them to justice."
Khavi Chadee, aged 26 and from Grasmere Road, London N17, pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Supply a Prohibited Weapon and was sentenced to six years in jail.
Bradley Buchanan, aged 25 and of of Flexmere Road, London N17, pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Supply a Prohibited Weapon and faces six years in jail.
24 year old Dyrell Nestor , of Liverpool Road, London N1, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Supply a Prohibited Weapon and was sentenced to a total of eight years.
David Komolafe, 39 and from Factory Lane, London N17, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Supply a Prohibited Weapon.
He was sentenced to a total of eight years.
Adewole Adetunji, aged 44 and from Bradmore Court, Enfield, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Supply Prohibited Weapons and he also pleaded to possession to supply drigs and additional passport offences.
He was sentenced to a total of nine years.