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Man jailed for possession of guns and drugs

A 64 year-old man has been jailed for over five years after guns and drugs were found at his Renfrewshire home.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that on the evening of 17 October 2017 police officers attended the Johnstone flat of Walenty Kubica as part of an intelligence led drugs operation. Officers noted a smell of cannabis coming from the upper flat which belonged to Walenty’s son Konrad. Both were detained and further warrants were obtained.

During the search of Walenty Kubica’s flat, firearms; a quantity of live ammunition; cash and amphetamines with a street value of almost 18 thousand pounds were recovered. The firearms recovered included a Beretta handgun, five rifles and a double barrelled shotgun.

Twenty nine cannabis plants were found in a bedroom in Konrad Kubica’s flat.

The court heard that Walenty’s DNA was found on the firearms recovered or on the cases in which they were found. His DNA was also found on the various bags in which the live ammunition was recovered.Konrad Kubica had his sentence deferred for a year for good behaviour.

Procurator Fiscal for Homicide and Major Crime, Nicola Patrick, said:

“Possession of illegal and potentially deadly firearms is extremely serious but thankfully rare in Scotland.

“Removing both firearms and drugs from this community also removes the threat of harm and we will continue working with the police and other agencies to ensure that these crimes are detected and those responsible prosecuted.”