Two men charged in connection with a weapons haul have been jailed.
Gary Pius McPhillips, 30, of Hawkin Street, pleaded guilty to possessing explosives with intent to endanger life, possession of a firearm with intent and possession of a prohibited weapon.
Among the weapons seized during a search of McPhillips Hawkin Street address were two hand grenades, a sub-machine gun, pistols, magazines and cartridges.
A CS gas canister was also found during the search on December 20, 2012.
McPhillips also admitted possessing MDMA and mephedrone with intent to supply.
The 30-year-old received a sentence of eight years, half of which will be spent in custody and half on licence.
His co-accused 28-year-old Ryan O’Reilly, of Meadowbank Court, pleaded guilty to possessing an 8mm calibre blank firing pistol in suspicious circumstances.
He received a sentence of two years, half of which will be spent in custody and half on licence.
Passing sentence, Judge Phillip Babington also imposed a serious crime prevention order for five years after the men are released from prison.
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