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Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected prohibited weapons (with photo)

13 May 2017


Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 12) seized about 33 000 suspected prohibited weapons from a container at the Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal Customs Cargo Examination Compound, including Chinese-style throwing darts and knives the blade of which is exposed by a spring. The estimated market value of the seizure was about $2.2 million.

Through risk assessment, Customs officers inspected a container arriving in Hong Kong from Huangpu, the Mainland, destined for United States of America. Upon inspection, Customs officers found the suspected prohibited weapons in the container. Investigation is ongoing.

Under the Weapons Ordinance, any person found guilty of possessing any prohibited weapon is liable to a maximum fine of $10,000 and imprisonment for three years.

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 12) seized about 33 000 suspected prohibited weapons from a container at the Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal Customs Cargo Examination Compound. Photo shows some of the prohibited weapons seized. (Opens a new window)
Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 12) seized about 33 000 suspected prohibited weapons from a container at the Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal Customs Cargo Examination Compound. Photo shows some of the prohibited weapons seized.

 

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