Northern Ireland

Men deny cocaine, cannabis and weapons charges

Two men have appeared in court charged with having an Uzi submachine gun, a double-barrelled shotgun, a handgun and a stun gun.

They are Philip Mitchell, 32, from Tindall Cottage, Templepatrick, and Nicholas Mackle, 57, of Parkmount Street, Belfast.

They are also accused of possessing cocaine and cannabis with intent to supply.

The men denied the charges at Belfast Magistrates Court on Saturday.

They were remanded in custody.

The charges are linked to searches at premises in north Belfast and Templepatrick, County Antrim, on Wednesday, 1 April.