In two separate incidents, the Mumbai police crime branch seized 13 sophisticated weapons and arrested two persons on Tuesday. Joint commissioner of police, (crime), Himanshu Roy, said that they suspect that the weapons were meant for use by some gangs.
The weapons were seized by inspector Deepak Patangare of unit 8 and inspector Subhash Sawant of unit 12 of the crime branch. Unit 12 also arrested Appu Singh, 20, of Siwan in Bihar.
According to the police, Singh was smuggling in six foreign and country-made revolvers along with four live rounds and one 12-bore round. Police said Singh brought the guns in a train when he was arrested at Borivli in the early hours of the morning.
In the second incident, police seized seven weapons, which include two pistols and five revolvers, two extra magazines and one live round.
The police have arrested Santosh Jaiswal, 34, who also hails from Bihar. Jaiswal was arrested from Vile Parle at around 7am.
Police said the accused had packed weapons in carbon papers and put it in a rice sack, which X-ray scanners cannot detect.
Police suspect the weapons were manufactured in a factory on the Nepal-Bihar border.
The two incidents are not related, said the police.
They are investigating whom the weapons were being delivered to.