Two men have been jailed after throwing a gun and ammunition from a car near to a pub in Manchester.
Aqeel Ilyas, 22, and Salman Gull, 24, were being followed by National Crime Agency (NCA) officers in Oldham on 28 July last year.
The officers did not realise the two men had abandoned a weapon near the Fiddlers Green pub off the A6 in Levenshulme.
The gun was found by a member of the public and handed in.
Gull fled to Pakistan for three months but was arrested on his return to Manchester on a flight from Lahore.
Both pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited firearm and ammunition with intent at Manchester Crown Court.
They have been jailed for six years.