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1 October 2012, 18:22 | Updated: 1 October 2012, 18:34
A mum who stored an guns and and ammunition in her flat in Chingford has today been jailed for five years.
21 yer old Jadeine Mills of Hall Road, had earlier pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court to three counts of possession of a firearm and two counts of possessing ammunition.
The items were found on Monday 7 May at around 8.30pm after officers from SC&O8 Trident Gang Crime Command executed a search warrant at Mills' property.
Found on top of a wardrobe in one of the bedrooms was a rucksack containing an assault rifle with three magazines and two condoms holding a quantity of ammunition. A second rucksack held a loaded handgun, while another smaller bag was found to contain another loaded handgun.
While officers were still there, Mills returned home with her five-year-old son and was arrested.
She was later charged.
Detective Inspector Chris Jones, from Trident, said: "Today's sentence follows the significant recovery of three automatic firearms.
"Jadeine Mills, acting as weapons custodian for other violent individuals, has shown a complete disregard for the distress and harmcaused to victims and families of such crime.
"This case should remind those who willingly look after firearms for others of the significant consequences to be paid and longer term impact to their future. Operation Trident is committed to removing such firearms from London's communities."