Man charged by National Security Department for possession of imitation firearms and offensive weapons

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28th June 2022 – (Hong Kong) The National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police Force (NSD) arrested two men, aged 31 and 53, in Cheung Sha Wan and Chai Wan respectively on 26th June for “doing an act or acts with seditious intention”, contravening Section 9 and 10 of the Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200); “possession of an imitation firearm”, contravening Section 20 of Firearms and Ammunition Ordinance (Cap. 238); “possession of offensive weapon”, contravening Section 17 of the Summary Offences Ordinance (Cap. 228); and “possession of apparatus for radiocommunications without licence”, contravening Section 8 of the Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap. 106).

The NSD yesterday laid holding charges against the 53-year-old man with one count of doing an act or acts with seditious intention, one count of possession of offensive weapon and one count of possession of apparatus for radiocommunications without licence.

 The case was mentioned at the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts this morning.

The 31-year-old male was released on bail and are required to report back to Police in early July.

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