Date
22 January 2017
Customs officers in Huanggang port flank the suspect who tried to smuggle gun simulators to Shenzhen. Photos: Baidu.com
Customs officers in Huanggang port flank the suspect who tried to smuggle gun simulators to Shenzhen. Photos: Baidu.com

Hong Kong student caught trying to smuggle replica guns

A Hong Kong university student has been arrested in Shenzhen after trying to smuggle a cache of gun simulators.

Customs officers in Huanggang port found 16 replica guns in the man’s luggage after an X-ray machine detected a large amount of metal in it.

A sound suppressor and a pistol box magazine were also found in his bag, according to Apple Daily.

Officers had stopped the man for suspicious behavior.

He dropped everything and tried to flee when the cache was discovered.

The suspect later told police he was offered HK$1,000 (US$129) to bring the items to Shenzhen.

He had once been arrested for smuggling electronics.

China prohibits the trafficking of more than 10 pieces of non-military weapons such as gun simulators.

A 19-year-old man from Sichuan province was recently jailed for life for buying 24 such products online.  

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