Drug runner says Ive got a f****** grenade as hes arrested in dramatic clip

This was the moment a drug mule made a terrifying confession that he had a grenade on him during an arrest.

Joseph Grey, 56, was stopped by police when officers carried out a covert investigation known as Operation Brooks in Nottinghamshire.

In the bodycam footage shown at Manchester Crown Court, officers ran up to Grey's car, smashed the window and ordered him to show his hands.

One policeman asked: "Do you have anything on you that you shouldn't have? What do you have with you at the moment?"

Grey paused and answered: "I think it's a f***ing grenade. It's in my pocket and my arm here."

When asked to confirm, he also admitted to having a gun.

The officer searched him and pulled out a bubble wrap and Grey confirmed: "Yes that."

Greater Manchester Police said they found a vacuum-packed bag of cannabis and cash hidden in a sports bag and later detonated the grenade at the scene.

The court heard Grey was working as a courier for drug kingpin Jonathan Walsh to transport cannabis and amphetamine in five and 10kg quantities to Mansfield, according to Manchester Evening News.

On January 29, 2019, Grey was observed meeting with Walsh in an alleyway before handing over a package to him, which was suggested to be a payment for drugs.

After that meeting, Grey called Anthony Jones on an Encrophone, provided by Walsh, who was holding onto the weapons.

Jones then handed the weapons over to Grey, who was seen dealing drugs before picking up Jonathan Walsh's brother, Noel Walsh.

They were then followed by armed officers who stopped them at a junction and arrested them.

Grey, of Hopgarth Walk, Manchester, pleaded guilty to firearm offences, conspiracy to supply drugs and money laundering and was jailed for eight-and-a-half years.

Jonathan Walsh, 33, of Warwick Road, Failsworth, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply drugs and money laundering and was later found guilty of conspiracy to possess a firearm, conspiracy to possess ammunition and conspiracy to possess an explosive device after trial.

He was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.

Sentencing, judge Elizabeth Nicholls said: "The scale of the operation was discovered by the seizure by the police, with a potential profit of £300k. There is no real dispute that the gun had an expected chance of killing or causing serious harm.

“I am satisfied it was obtained for an illegal purpose, and was a weapon of high-level risk and harm."

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