The STF of the Odisha Police busted an inter-State racket of firearm smugglers by seizing 10 guns and arresting two traders yesterday.
Bhubaneswar, July 18: The STF of the Odisha Police busted an inter-State racket of firearm smugglers by seizing 10 guns and arresting two traders yesterday.
The special task force nabbed the gun smugglers and seized the ammos from them from Jankia on the city outskirts here. The seized items included five pistol/revolvers, five SMBL guns and eight rounds of live bullets. The STF also seized one empty cartridge, one motorcycle and some incriminating materials
The arrested have been identified as Butu alias Basant Moharana of Ranpur in Nayagarh district and Jaga alias Jagan alias Krushna Chandra Srichandan of Khordha Town.
There are many criminal cases pending in names of the two arrested youths at different police stations, according to the STF.
The STF has seized 47 illegally transported pistols and 84 rounds of live bullets in one year. The STF is still trying to know the source points of the ammos and to whom they were being sold.