Lucknow: Two persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in illicit arms trade from Bareilly district, police sources said here on Wednesday.

Raju and Ramnivas were arrested from Badaun road in Subhash Nagar area of Bareilly on Tuesday and 19 country-made pistols of different bores and a number of cartridges recovered from their possession, they said.

During interrogation, the accused confessed that they used to bring arms from Etah on about Rs 1,000 and sell arms in Bareilly and nearby areas.

Police is probing their links.