The Bihar Police on Saturday busted an illegal small arms manufacturing unit in Munger district.

One pistol, five magazines of automatic pistols and a large number of gun-making equipment have been recovered and one person has been arrested, Munger Superintendent of Police (SP) Barun Kumar Sinha said.

The illegal gun factory was functioning in Barda village under Muffasil police station in the district by one Mohammad Nasim, who was arrested during the raid.

Nasim was earlier jailed for a few years in this connection, Sinha said.

Nasim, who confessed about heading the illegal weapons unit, had recently sold three pistols at Rs 5,000 each to different customers who had approached him.

The police are now trying to locate them.