Detective Branch (DB) of police in a drive arrested two arms traders with a foreign-made pistol and bul-lets from Darussalam and Jatrabari areas in the city yesterday.
The arrested were identified as arms trader Syed Milon and his assistant Md Alamgir Hossain, said DB Chief Mohammad Harun or Rashid.
The DB also recovered two foreign pistols, three bullets, two magazines and two mobile phones from them.
Acting on a tip- off, a team of DB police led by Additional Deputy Police Commissioner Md. Anich Uddin conducted a drive in Darussalam area and arrested Alamgir Hossain with a foreign pistol and three bullets.
Later, based on the information given by him, Syed Milon was arrested with another foreign pistol from a house in Jatrabari, DB chief said.
After the preliminary investigation, the DB chief said that the arrested Milon was an arms dealer and Alamgir was his assistant.
They kept these arms and bullets in custody to create panic in the public mind and carry out terrorist activities in the upcoming elections.
He said that there are eight cases against Alamgir Hossain and nine cases against Syed Milon.