Hong Kong police arrested a couple after finding suspected guns and bullets at a flat in Sham Shum Po on Wednesday. Officers arrived at a flat at Lai Fu House, Lai Kok Estate, reported RTHK, after a report was received at around 11pm.

They found six suspected Glock pistols, four suspected revolvers, 86 rounds of bullets and a pair of handcuffs inside the flat.

Lai Kok Estate. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

After a preliminary investigation, a 62-year-old man and his 61-year-old wife were arrested on suspicion of possession of arms or ammunition without a licence, possession of offensive weapons and possession of an imitation firearm.

The suspected arms were taken away for inspection. The case is being investigated by Sham Shui criminal investigation team six.

Last month, police arrested a 19-year-old man in Tai Po after he allegedly fired a live round at officers intercepting him. A suspected pistol was found at the scene. Police then conducted a raid on another flat at Jade Plaza, backed by a court warrant, and discovered an AR-15 rifle, 211 bullets for the rifle and 44 hollow-point pistol rounds.

Kris Cheng

Kris Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist with an interest in local politics. His work has been featured in Washington Post, Public Radio International, Hong Kong Economic Times and others. He has a BSSc in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kris is HKFP's Editorial Director.