Cuttack, Nov 16: Lalbag police has seized 5 firearms along with 30 rounds of bullets and arrested three criminals in this connection late night on Monday.
The arrestees have been identified as Sujit Swain, Saubhagya Jena of Jagatsinghpur and Dibyaswarup Sahoo of Khordha.
Acting on a tip-off regarding the illegal sale of guns, Lalbag police conducted a raid and the trio was nabbed near Trishulia bridge last night when they were planning to handover the firearms to some criminals in Cuttack.
Five firearms including three 9mm pistols and 30 rounds of bullets along with a car were seized from possession of the accused.
Further investigation is underway to unearth other details of this network, said a police official.