Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected prohibited weapons (with photo)

2 Jun 2017

Hong Kong Customs yesterday (June 1) seized a total of about 8 000 suspected prohibited weapons from two containers at the Hongkong International Terminals, including Chinese-style throwing darts, knives in which the blade is exposed by a spring and other bladed weapons. The estimated market value of the seizure was about $800,000.

Through risk assessment, Customs officers inspected two containers arriving in Hong Kong from Jiangmen and Huangpu, the Mainland, destined for the United States of America and Canada respectively. Upon inspection, Customs officers found the suspected prohibited weapons. 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.

Ends/Friday, June 2, 2017

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