SCOTLAND'S most notorious gangster was behind bars last night after two of his henchmen were gunned down.
Tam ''the Licensee'' McGraw was arrested as he ferried his bloodied pals to hospital.
John McCartney, 41, and Craig Devlin, 31, were being treated for gunshot wounds at Glasgow's Southern General Hospital last night.
McCartney's condition was critical after he was blasted in the groin. Devlin was described as ''stable''.
They were shot as they sat in the notorious Royal Oak pub in Nits hill on Glasgow's south side yesterday.
Two masked and hooded gunmen wearing red and blue anoraks strolled in and opened fire before making off.
McGraw bundled the heavily-bleeding pair into his car and rushed them to hospital. He even flagged down a police car to secure a fast escort.
It is understood the shootings are part of a turf war between gangs fighting for control of the city's drugs trade.
It follows the recent death of Stewart ''Speccy'' Boyd in a car crash in Spain.
Boyd controlled drugs trafficking on the city's south side, using the Royal Oak as his power base.
McCartney, a binman from Renfrew, and security expert Devlin were both known associates of Boyd.
Devlin earned pounds 1000 a week dealing drugs for Boyd but it is rumoured he had been planning to overthrow him.
He was linked to Home Guard Security, which was behind a failed protection racket.
Enforcer McCartney was once charged with plotting to kill Frankie ''Donuts'' Donaldson.
He accused Devlin of being the real hitman and was later acquitted.
He was also cleared of carrying a Browning 9 mm handgun which was found in a policer aid onthe Royal Oak.
Detectives were faced with a wall of silence as they tried to establish who ordered the latest shootings.
McGraw was arrested and accused of obstructing the investigation and local people were afraid to speak out.
One passerby said: ''It is a bad area. There's gangsters about and anyone who tells you different is lying.
''It sounds like gangsters again. There is always trouble in that pub.''
Another said: ''I have heard two people got shot but it is not for me to say. People around here know what has happened but nobody will talk. People are afraid.''
Last night, the pub was cordoned off as detectives and forensics officers in white suits scoured the scene for clues.
Detective Chief Inspector Les Darling, the officer in charge of the inquiry, appealed for witnesses.
He said: ''Given the time of day, the area outside the public house was fairly busy and we are keen to speak with anyone who saw anything suspicious in or around the pub immediately prior to or after the incident.''
A Strathclyde Police spokesman added: ''Detectives are keen to speak to two men who were seen to enter and leave the Royal Oak around the time of the incident.
''The first man was wearing a red coloured anorak with a hood, while the second was wearing a blue coloured anorak with a hood.''
McGraw has strong links to Scotland's illegal drugs trade and is thought to be worth pounds 30 million.
He was cleared of masterminding a Europe-wide cannabis smuggling ring in 1998 after police spent two and a half years and pounds 2 million trying to nail him.
The Royal Oak is the unofficial home of some of the Glasgow's most notorious gangland figures.