Kolkata, Dec 15 (PTI) Two arms smugglers were arrested with weapons and ammunition near the Indo-Bangladesh border at Krishnanagar in Nadia district, a Border Security Force (BSF) official said Saturday.

Twelve air guns, 470 washers, 22 country-made pistols, 61 live rounds and 18 magazines were recovered from their possession on Friday night, the official said.

Acting on a tip-off regarding smuggling of air guns from the area, the BSF carried out a special drive near the Indo Bangladesh Border Fence (ITBF) on Friday, he said.

The BSF detected suspicious movement of three men who were carrying four bags with them. When challenged, the men fled leaving their bags behind.

The seized items have been handed over to Krishnaganj Police Station in Nadia district, he said.

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