PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Police arrested three men who they said were planning to storm a pharmacy Tuesday, kill everyone inside and steal all the drugs.
Officers said they seized submachine guns, semiautomatic handguns with silencers, bulletproof vests and black clothing with masks from the three on Monday.
"These are highly dangerous and obviously well-armed individuals," Police Chief Brad Russ said at a news conference Tuesday.
He said they were after money and were not known to be drug addicts.
"It was pretty shocking for me to hear about people who had no regard for human life and who were willing to execute someone for profit," he said.
The men were arrested Monday evening at a final planning session that was attended by undercover officers, police said.
The men were identified as Jay Howard, 24; his brother Jeff Howard, 21; and Charles Veillette, 32. They were charged with conspiracy to commit murder, robbery and theft. Veillette is from Portsmouth, but the other two had no permanent address, police said.