Two gun crooks have been caged after police found a pair of pistols, plus ammo, in a car's glove compartment.
Yaser Kelleher, 26, (pic.top) of Hatch Lane, Harmondsworth, Middlesex received eight years for possession of a firearm and assault.
Mohamed Amine Darik, 22, (pic.bottom) of Beames Road, Harlesden received five years for possession of a firearm.
Isleworth Crown Court heard how on March 4 at approximately 11:30pm officers were called to an address in Hatch Lane, West Drayton, Middlesex to reports of an assault.
Kelleher initially gave a false name, however following police checks his true identity was established and he was arrested for the assault.
A search of his car was carried out where officers found two handguns and ammunition in the glove compartment.
Both of the handguns (pictured) were manufactured as replicas but subsequently converted to fire live ammunition.
Forensic examination of the handguns revealed Darik’s DNA present.
On May 2 Darik was arrested at his home address. He denied the offence, but was later charged with possession of a firearm.
Detective Sergeant Beverley Kofi, from Hillingdon CID said: ““Darik truly believed he was innocent and did not have any involvement with the handguns.
“What he failed to understand is that the police will use every tool we have to catch those involved in gun crime.
"I hope that these sentences serve as another reminder to anybody involved in the possession, supply and use of firearms that officers will continue to pursue and place them before the courts.
“These are serious offences and will result in lengthy custodial sentences."