Peterborough drug dealer hid guns under play area
A drug dealer who hid guns under children's play equipment in his garden has been jailed for 14 and a half years.
Wojciech Sztulc, of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, kept three handguns - one of them loaded - in a drain underneath the play area, police said.
Officers also discovered more than £28,000 in cash and £30,000 worth of cocaine in the 36-year-old's car.
Sztulc pleaded guilty at Peterborough Crown Court to possessing firearms.
Sztulc was arrested on 18 August after a covert operation by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit.
Officers searched his home and car and discovered four firearms, £28,000 in cash and 1.5kg of cocaine.
Det Insp James Panter said: "Not only did Sztulc have a significant monopoly on the drugs market within Peterborough, with drugs worth more than £30,000 found in his car alone, the guns found also indicated he was involved in the illegal firearms trade.
"We used a range of specialist tactics to uncover his role in the murky serious and organised crime underworld, and we're really pleased that he will now be serving a substantial time behind bars. Four dangerous weapons and a considerable amount of cocaine have also now been removed from circulation."
Sztulc, of Sages Lane, admitted two counts of possessing a firearm, conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs, three counts of possessing a prohibited weapon for discharge of noxious gas, possessing prohibited ammunition, possessing/controlling identity documents, two counts of possessing a firearm without certificate and acquiring/using criminal property.