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Hong Kong,China

Man Arrested Smuggling Guns, Parts from Hong Kong to China

16 May 2016

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

A man has been arrested at the Lo Wu border checkpoint on suspicion of smuggling firearm parts from Hong Kong to the mainland. Shenzhen police were alerted after a cleaner found a roll of copper wire containing gun parts next to a fence at a checkpoint exit, Guangdong provincial police said on their website. Police later assembled four pistols from the parts. Police soon identified a suspect and arrested him at the border crossing last week. He was carrying two gun... (

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Bangladesh,India,Hong Kong,Singapore

14 Sentenced to Death in Bangladesh Arms Smuggling Case

30 January 2014

Washington Post

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The head of the main Bangladeshi Islamist opposition party was among 14 people sentenced to death on Thursday on charges of smuggling weapons to a rebel group in neighboring India. Security officials had seized more than 4,000 firearms and 1 million bullets and other military equipment in April 2004 when they were being unloaded from fishing boats. According to case documents, the weapons and ammunition were destined for a former Indian insurgency... (

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Hong Kong,India

Man Arrested for Involvement in International Gun Smuggling to India

8 July 2013

Times of India

LUCKNOW - The Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the UP Police on Sunday arrested Ramzan Ali of Machhriya locality under Naubasta police station of Kanpur in connection with an international racket involving smuggling parts of top branded firearms from Hong Kong region into India and then assembling them together here to sell weapons to the underworld at a premium. His name figured in the case after the arrest of retired airlines officer Deesa from Mumbai who has so far... (

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Hong Kong

4,000 Air Guns Seized in Hong Kong, Cops Allege Illegal Modifications

25 April 2013

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

Police have arrested 12 people and seized a quantity of air guns suspected of being illegally modified on Wednesday as part of a crackdown on illegal firearms and ammunition in Hong Kong. Officers seized 40 air guns from a shop at 224 Wan Chai Road and then raided a warehouse in Chai Wai, where they found and seized almost 4,000 more air guns. The power of approximately 400 of the guns seized were suspected of having modified to exceed the Hong Kong legal limit of 2... (

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong Prison Officer Jailed for Cache of Unlicensed Weapons, Ammo

27 October 2012

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The city's firearms licensing system is being reviewed after a horde of guns, silencers, grenades and almost 4,000 rounds of ammunition were discovered at a retired prison officer's flat. The Court of First Instance was told of the review as the former guard was jailed for 18 months yesterday. Leung Kwok-chi's arsenal was discovered after he accidentally shot himself in the thigh while cleaning a rifle in his public housing flat on the Fu Cheong Estate in Sham Shui... (

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Hong Kong,Italy,Germany,Israel,Austria,Bulgaria,Russia,India

Over 29,000 Russian AK-47s Imported by Indian Paramilitary Forces

20 May 2012

Times of India

NEW DELHI - AK-47s continue to be the preferred assault weapon for the country's paramilitary forces deployed to neutralise terrorists and Maoists at the frontiers and in the hinterland. Over 29,000 pieces of this Russian-origin rifle were imported by forces like CRPF, BSF and NSG over the last three years, leaving behind, by a large margin, other sophisticated assault weapons procured from the US and Israel. The inventory of the assault weapons procured for security... (

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Macao,Hong Kong,China

700 Guns, 20,000 Replica Guns, 500,000 Bullets Seized in Guangdong

25 April 2012

Shenzhen Daily (China)

GuangdongG police seized more than 700 guns, 20,000 replica weapons, 500,000 bullets and 6,000 knives in a campaign which took place from March 1 to April 15 targeting gun-related crimes. Police also confiscated more than 300 kilograms of explosives, 200 meters of fuse and 600 detonators during the campaign, according to Zhang Yongqiang, deputy director general of Guangdong Provincial Department of Public Security. "Most of the guns and replica weapons that have been... (

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Hong Kong

FBI Agent Arrested With Bullets in His Luggage

17 February 2004

Associated Press

HONG KONG — An FBI agent was arrested with 15 rounds of ammunition in his carry-on luggage as he tried to change planes at the Hong Kong airport, officials said Tuesday. The agent, traveling from New York to Bangkok, was arrested on Feb. 8 when security guards discovered the bullets and detained him, a police official told The Associated Press. It is illegal in Hong Kong to carry ammunition without a license, but it was unclear whether the agent would be charged.... (

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Hong Kong

Gun Club Offers a Free Pistol to New Members

10 February 2003

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

A gun club's offer of free pistols to new members has triggered warnings about firearms control standards. A full-page advertisement for the China Gun Club, featuring a black pistol wrapped in red ribbon, appears in the latest Next Magazine. With the words "you want me … join and get me", the recruitment drive encourages potential members to take advantage of the offer and sign up for life. "To celebrate … the Year of the Goat we've especially arranged an offer... (

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Hong Kong

Gun Drawn on Suspect

2 March 1999

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

A police sergeant drew his gun when threatened by a knife-wielding robbery suspect in Sha Tin yesterday. The drama occurred after three men snatched a bag containing $300,000 in cash and cheques from two female car park employees in Sha Kok Estate. The women had withdrawn the money from a bank. Officers in a police van heard the women shout for help and a sergeant responded. "The officer chased two of the three suspects into a cooked food stall where one picked up a... (

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Hong Kong

Shooters Protest at 'Unnecessary' Firearm Curbs

27 January 1999

Hong Kong Standard

Hong Kong shooters want officials to release firearms from "unnecessary control" that they claim has slowed the healthy development of sport. A group of about 20 shooters from the 238 Concern Group will stage a protest outside the Legislative Council Building this morning about the proposed Firearms and Ammunition (Amendment) Bill 1999, which is being tabled for debate. The bill seeks to tighten police control of the use of guns by civilians "for better management of... (

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