Five arrested in China for suspected online firearms sales

Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) Five people were arrested in China’s Hebei province on suspicion of being involved in an online firearms sales network, a media report said on Sunday.

According to provincial authorities, the suspects were illegally manufacturing guns and components such as bolts, triggers and barrels since July 2014, the Global Times reported.

Police said that the suspects’ distribution network may have spread to as many as 30 provincial regions, including Beijing and Shanghai. Evidence showed that some items were sent from Taiwan and the US.

Nine air rifles and more than 3,000 bullets were confiscated from the suspects.

China’s criminal law states that illegally manufacturing and selling guns could lead to up to 10 years in jail.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here