Duo sentenced for making James Bond-like guns at East London firearms factory
LONDON – LONDON (AP) — A British court has jailed two men for their role in cranking out a series of homemade firearms, including a key ring gun and a pen gun.
Scotland Yard says that 40-year-old Paul Coke and 26-year-old Fatmir Kadena operated a weapons factory disguised as a nightclub and car repair garage under a railway arch in the East London area of Leyton.
The force said Tuesday that some of the guns detectives found there "wouldn't look out of place in a James Bond film."
Firearms are far more tightly restricted in Britain than in the United States. The rules are so strict that criminals often attempt to improvise their own weapons.
Coke was sentenced to 12 years in prison at East London's Snaresbrook Crown Court. Kadena was sentenced to nine years.