Raid digs up guns in bed
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.