Raid digs up guns in bed

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - LABOR LEADERSHIP -

A RAID on the home of a Syd­ney crime fig­ure’s wife al­legedly dis­cov­ered two hand­guns in the bed­room.

A loaded Beretta 9mm pis­tol and a Raven Arms .25 pis­tol, am­mu­ni­tion and co­caine and cannabis were al­legedly found and seized by po­lice in Lat­i­fah Ah­mad’s Bankstown home on Thurs­day morn­ing — but no charges were laid.

Mrs Ah­mad has been liv­ing alone in the Car­na­tion Ave home since her hus­band, Ah­mad “Rock” Ah­mad, was locked up in 2017, ac­cused of in­volve­ment in an in­ter­na­tional to­bacco traf­fick­ing ring.

The house has been raided dozens of times in the past two years af­ter a tit-for-tat war be­tween the fam­ily and an­other dom­i­nant clan in Syd­ney’s south-west.

Ah­mad had a firearm pro­hi­bi­tion or­der that al­lowed po­lice to search his home and car when­ever they wanted.

The Beretta had been re­ported as lost by its reg­is­tered owner. The Raven had been re­ported stolen.

“Both firearms will un­dergo foren­sic and bal­lis­tic ex­am­i­na­tion,” a po­lice spokes­woman said. Au­thor­i­ties have been putting the squeeze on Mrs Ah­mad since her hus­band went to jail, in­clud­ing chas­ing her over a $1.5 mil­lion tax debt.

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