Watch: Gun dealer Jordan Geoghegan snared after posing with lethal weapons in Birmingham bedroom
Birmingham gun dealer Jordan Geoghegan boasted of buying cheap firearms from America
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Jordan Geoghegan, 23, took selfies holding a machine gun and boasted in text messages of buying cheap firearms from America. He also sent a chilling text message to a friend saying he needed to fix his shotgun so he could "smoke" an unnamed victim.
Police bodycam footage shows the moment he was arrested at his family home in Summerlee Road in Erdington. Officers found tools to convert blank firing ammunition into lethal billets, along with shotgun cartridges and bullet casing. Searches of his mobile phones uncovered video footage of him showing off guns – including one occasion while walking in public. Text messages also revealed his plans to sell guns and bullets to criminals, which he had made in his bedroom.
One text read: “Got some drams with my bredwin gonna smoke him been tryna fix my dottie (shotgun) to smoke him can you get me 20 gauge slugs need them asap!” Need a pocket rocket for tomorrow g if you got one cheap that slaps.” In another message, he said: “12 double barrel, Model 27 semi auto MK sten…. There (sic) the kinda things I can get aha just don’t tell no one.”
Geoghegan admitted possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and being involved in the sale or transfer of ammunition. On Monday (September 11) he was jailed for 14-and-a-half years at Birmingham Crown Court. Other criminals who Geohegan was in contact with have been investigated, with one person jailed for five years for possession of a firearm.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Cooks, from West Midlands Police Regional Organised Crime Unit, said:“Geoghegan was what was known in the criminal world as a ‘clean skin’ – with no criminal record. This obviously gave him some confidence that he could carry on his illegal operation undetected.
“He was wrong. A thorough investigation found traces of his DNA found on the bullets, as well as numerous mobile phone videos showing him handling guns. The text messages he was exchanging with other criminals show he was serious and committed to the trade in illegal firearms he was.
“He had the tools, knowledge and skills to produce large quantities of live ammunition which would certainly have made their way into the hands of criminals who use illegal firearms on the streets of Birmingham.”