Hong Kong Police: this year, the maximum amount of explosives ever recovered is 1kg, which can blow up houses

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 Hong Kong Police: this year, the maximum amount of explosives ever recovered is 1kg, which can blow up houses


Li Zhanchao, police chief, explosives handling division, Hong Kong

Reported that police in July this year and last Wednesday (November 27) respectively found about 1 kg and several grams of TATP. Li Zhanchao said that the raw materials of tatap are not regulated and can be easily bought in hardware stores, and the cost is not high. It only costs hundreds to thousands of yuan to manufacture a kilogram of tatap, and the time may only take one week, but he also said that the process of making tatap is complex, requires certain chemical knowledge, and the process of making is very risky.

In July this year, the police detonated in Tsuen Wan, which did not cause a lot of damage to buildings. The number of tatps that were suspected to have been seized was not as large as the number published. Li Zhanchao clarified that the power of explosion could not only be assessed by sound and fire light. The real explosion would not necessarily have visible flames, but would have strong shock waves, which can only be felt in person u3002 In fact, the police used sandbags and various protective measures to reduce the explosion on that day, but after the explosion, all safety devices were destroyed.

Dongwang mentioned that TATP is widely used by terrorists in the world, because it is very powerful, even comparable to military C4 explosives, but it is extremely unstable, and even friction can make it explode, so it is very dangerous during production and transportation, more known as the mother of Satan. Under the laws of Hong Kong, it is illegal to possess, hide, make or intentionally make explosives. The maximum penalty on conviction is 20 years imprisonment.

Source: global network editor in charge: Li Chao, nb12814