Hong Kong media: police seized 188 petrol bombs and smashed a petrol bomb factory

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 Hong Kong media: police seized 188 petrol bombs and smashed a petrol bomb factory


Hong Kong Police Wednesday issued a statement condemning the violent acts of vandalism by rioters, saying they seized 188 petrol bombs in an operation on the 2nd. In addition, the Hong Kong media reported that the police seized another gasoline bomb on the 2nd, which showed that the police broke a gasoline bomb factory in Hengzhou area according to the line report and investigation, and found a batch of suspected gasoline bomb raw materials.

Hong Kong police seized suspected gasoline bomb raw materials Tuesday (photo source: Hong Kong Star Island daily)

A restaurant in Xijing street, Yuen Long, was suspected of having been hurled tear gas in the early hours of October 14. Police have dealt with a criminal case of damage and have since sought 11 men involved. A 38 year old target man was found near a warehouse near Fuxi street, Hengzhou, Yuen Long, at about 17:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to Hong Kong orange news, Star Island daily and other media reports.

Police found four suspected petrol bombs on the man, arrested him on suspicion of possession of offensive weapons and criminal damage, and detained him for investigation. Subsequently, police officers seized another two suspected gasoline bombs and a batch of raw materials suspected of manufacturing gasoline bombs in the warehouse, including about 100 liters of suspected gasoline, peanut oil, funnel and rubber straw, as well as masks, gloves, suspected laser pens and black clothes.

Hong Kong police seized suspected gasoline bomb raw materials Tuesday (photo source: Hong Kong Star Island daily)

Under section 62 of the criminal offences Ordinance, chapter 200 of the laws of Hong Kong, possession of any article intended to destroy or damage property is punishable by imprisonment for 10 years and, in the case of an arson with a petrol bomb, by imprisonment for life. At the time of reporting the news, Star Island daily turned the warehouse smashed by the police into a gasoline bomb factory, and mentioned that the police action is still in progress and will investigate in different directions, not excluding more arrests.

On the morning of the 3rd, Hong Kong police also released a statement that the organized crime and triad investigation section (commonly known as Oki) of Hong Kong police arrested 5 suspects suspected of harbouring offensive weapons in Causeway Bay on the 2nd, and seized 188 gasoline bombs, several retractable batons, pepper spray and other weapons.

In reporting the incident, the Star Island Daily described the violent acts of the mobs as crazy fire besieged city, and mentioned that it was in a room in Jianna Road West, Wanchai, that it broke a workshop for making gasoline bombs and broke the weapon warehouse to check 188 gasoline bombs.

Hong Kong Police smashed the mobs arsenal and seized a petrol bomb (photo source: Hong Kong media)

The report quoted Yang Yaozong, the police chief of Oki, as saying that the petrol bombs and offensive weapons were believed to be supplied for use by Hong Kong Island rioters on the 2nd, and was investigating whether the arrested had participated in other violent demonstrations.

In a statement on March 3, the police said they strongly condemned the lawless violence and sabotage of the rioters, reiterated that they would never tolerate anyone resorting to violence for any purpose, and would resolutely take law enforcement action to restore social order and pursue all violations to the end.

Source: editor in charge of global network: Shi Jianlei, nbj11331