Two men sentenced over firearm possession with intent to endanger life

Both men pleaded guilty to the crimes.

Two sentenced over firearm possession with intent to endanger life at High Court of Edinburgh iStock

Two men have been sentenced after being convicted of the possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Muhammad Huzaifa, 24, and Zeshaan Khan, 25, previously pleaded guilty to the crimes.

On Tuesday, Mr Huzaifa was sentenced to six years while Mr Khan was sentenced to one year nine months at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Detective inspector Gary Reid, from the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit (OCCTU), said: “This investigation led to the recovery of a firearm and ammunition which potentially prevented the death or serious injury to another individual.

“I welcome the sentence today and hope this will be a reminder to those involved in firearms offences that Police Scotland will do everything in our means to remove these from our streets and protect the public.

“This sentencing underlines our commitment to the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and the country’s Serious Organised Crime Strategy.

“Anyone who has information or concerns about firearms in their community is urged to contact Police Scotland via 101.

“Alternatively, if you would prefer to remain anonymous, call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”