Mind you, he was impressively well kitted out. Perhaps that's what tipped them?
Salim 'Sal' Razaq, 31, became a 'mob boss in police uniform' after assuming control of a drug and dirty money racket when his brother went to jail over a vicious turf war.
Officers found two Uzi sub-machine guns and a 9mm Sten sub-machine gun hidden in a suitcase under the stairs, when they raided his suburban home.I mean, far be it from me to suggest that a brother in the drugs business might have made someone think 'Hmmmm...?'
They also recovered 224 live rounds of ammunition from a shed, £72,000 in cash plus a knuckle-duster, balaclava and bullet-proof jacket.
Colleagues at Nelson Police station in Lancashire regarded Razaq as a 'copper's cop'. They had no idea he had turned his home in Chorley Road, Preston, into a gangland HQ.Boy, are their faces red...
Lancashire Police said there was now an 'in-service' vetting programme within the force, where officers are routinely checked to highlight any causes for concern with family members.'Now'..? It didn't occur to them they might need this before...?