Police seize four Japanese swords and arrest a 14-year-old boy

Local | 27 Jul 2021 8:07 pm

Police seized a variety of weapons which included four Japanese swords when they arrested a 14-year-old teenager in Kwun Tong.

A dagger, a stun gun in the shape of a lighter and an extendable baton were also among the items confiscated as policemen raided the youngster's flat at Tsui Ping (North) Estate at 7.15am today. The teenager, who was found to have triad background, was arrested for possession of offensive weapons with intent.

The suspect is a Secondary Two student who was reported to be studying in a secondary school in Kwun Tong District. The police stated that he hid the weapons in his backpack and in inconspicuous locations in the flat, so his family was not aware of the existence of the weapons.

The police also noted that lawbreakers would recruit teenagers to conduct law-breaking activities during the summer holiday. It further stated that the case is currently under investigation and did not rule out the possibility of making further arrests.

Under Article 17, Chapter 228 of Hong Kong law, any person who possesses weapons for unlawful purposes would be subjected to a HK$5,000 fine or two years imprisonment. Article 4, Chapter 217 also stated that any person who possess prohibited weapons, including darts, knifes and steel batons, would be liable to a HK$10,000 fine and three years imprisonment.

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