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Wolverhampton man jailed over gun trade investigation

Amarjit Singh Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Amarjit Singh was jailed for six-and-a-half years for gun possession

A man has been jailed for firearms possession after an investigation into gun trading.

Amarjit Singh, 43, from Wolverhampton, was arrested in Darlaston in May 2012 when three handguns and ammunition were found in his car, police said.

Singh, of Chiltern Drive, was jailed for six-and-a-half years at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Monday.

He had admitted three counts of possessing a firearm and one of possessing ammunition.

Another man, Andrius Valnuchinas, 39, of Lilian Grove, Bilston, was jailed for 11 years in December as part of the same investigation.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said they were "satisfied" with the sentences given to both Singh and Valnuchinas.

"The length of those sentences reflects the serious nature of their crimes," said Det Con Mark Black, from the force's Serious and Organised Crime Unit.

"Neither of the two men have ever confessed to what the weapons and ammo they possessed were to be used for. And the reality is that we may never know."

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