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A company employee in the city of Miyazaki has been arrested for allegedly purchasing guns and swords through Internet auctions, including three Type-38 rifles used by the Imperial Japanese Army.

The Hyogo Prefectural Police said Wednesday that Kazuhiro Tsukada, 56, possessed six rifles, one shotgun, six parts of bayonets, one saber and two daggers in February and March in violation of the Firearm and Sword Control Law.

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