Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three alleged firearms pedlars with a pistol, two magazines and five rounds of bullet from Shibganj Bazar area under Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj district on Wednesday night.
The arrestees were identified as Mamun Rashid alias Langra Mamun, 20, son of Gazlur Rahman of Dadanchak village, Janibul Islam Josi, 30, son of Shofiqul Islam of Doulatpur Mohajanpara and Nur Alam, 20, son of Shahjahan of Jalmachmari, all under Shibganj upazila.
RAB said, acting on a tip off, an operation team of them raided the aforesaid area at around 7:00pm and arrested them with a cartoon, reports BSS.
After searching the carton, the RAB found the firearm and ammunition.
During primary interrogation, the detainees admitted that they were running illegal firearms business for a long time. They were handed over to the local police station.