Kolkata, Feb 21 (PTI) Two persons have been arrested after country-made pistols and ammunitions were seized from their possession during a raid near Sabdalpur border outpost, a senior BSF official said today. Also Read - Rail Services Between West Bengal, Bangladesh Resume: How Will it Boost Trade, Connectivity?

The duo were nabbed when they were trying to smuggle the arms and ammunition to Bangladesh yesterday evening, he said. Also Read - India-Bangladesh Virtual Summit: PM Modi & Sheikh Hasina Restore Trans-border Chilahati-Haldibari Rail Link | All You Need to Know

“When searched packets containing two country-made pistols along with four magazines, seven live rounds and Indian genuine currency amounting to Rs 3,600 were seized from them,” the official said. Also Read - 49th Vijay Diwas: Twitter Remembers India’s Historic Victory in 1971 War, Salutes Sacrifices of Martyrs

Preliminary questioning revealed that the two were residents of Malda and Murshidabad districts, and were trying to smuggle the consignment to somebody across the border in Bangladesh, he said.

The duo along with the seized arms and ammunitions have been handed over to Baishnabnagar police station.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.