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Thursday 16 November 2017, 12:30 PM

A 44-year-old man has been sent to prison for six years for possessing firearms, including a stun gun which was disguised as a torch.

Marin Skarica was arrested by officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary after a drugs warrant had been executed at his home in Lower Street, Stroud in September this year.

During the search the officers found two guns along with ammunition and the disguised stun gun.

Skarica appeared at Gloucester Crown Court on Monday, 13 November, where he pleaded guilty to possession of the firearms, ammunition and stun gun.

He also pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cannabis.

He was sentenced to six years (reduced from nine) in prison for possession of each of the guns, five years in prison for possession of the disguised stun gun and two years in prison for possession of the ammunition to run concurrently (a total of six years).

He was also sentenced to eight months in prison for being concerned in the supply of cannabis, making a total of six years and eight months altogether.

Gloucestershire Constabulary is currently supporting Operation Aztec, a nationwide firearms surrender organised by NABIS (National Ballistics Intelligence Service).

As well as regular firearms the force is keen to receive any prohibited weapons such as stun guns disguised as other, innocent items which might have been bought abroad where they are legal.

The operation runs until Sunday 26 November firearms and ammunition can be handed in at any of the following police stations:

Barton Street, Gloucester
Hester's Way, Cheltenham

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