16th January 2020 – (Hong Kong) Police have arrested 10 males for ‘Conspiracy to Making of Explosive’, ‘Possession of Dangerous Drugs’ and ‘Unlawful Assembly’ in the last several days. At around 4.20pm today, regional Crime Unit of New Territories North, together with Force Search Unit, Police Dog Unit and Quick Reaction Force conducted search in Sha Tau Kok area and seized exhibits for examination, including a red plastic bag containing suspected high explosive. They found powder form explosives hidden underground. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau officers confirmed that the 100 gram powder substance packed in a plastic bag was a destructive explosive used as an ingredient to make the copper pipe bombs found in Mong Kok earlier.
Police arrested two more females aged 27 and 57 years old respectively this afternoon. They were the wife and mother of the 29-year-old man who was arrested two days ago together with their 47-year-old domestic helper. They were all suspected to be involved in the making of the bombs.