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HK Pilot shoots blanks

Old 6th Aug 2020, 09:27
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fish HK Pilot shoots blanks

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...being-sent-one


An American pilot was arrested at his Hong Kong flat on Wednesday night after a live round, and more than 9,000 blank and spent cartridges believed to have been sent to him by mistake were seized by police, the Post has learned.

Officers were called to a warehouse in Tsing Yi at 5.40pm on Wednesday, when staff at a logistics company found the haul when they opened the boxes for inspection.

“The haul contained one live round, more than 4,000 empty cartridges, and about 5,000 spent cartridges,” a police source said, adding it was possible the haul had been sent to the city by mistake.

Police arrested the man on suspicion of possession of ammunition without a licence – an offence that carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in jail.

The source said an initial investigation showed the suspect had not asked for the four boxes to be sent to Hong Kong when he recently moved to the city from the United States.

“When the four boxes were sent to his home [in Hong Kong], he refused to take them and ordered the workers to send it back,” he said.
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Old 6th Aug 2020, 10:15
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Cool story
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Old 6th Aug 2020, 11:35
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Guilty until proven innocent (or not) - the new "norm" in commie HK
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Old 6th Aug 2020, 12:30
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Sounds like he is a reloader back home and a shipment got send as he had his mail forwarded to his HK adress.
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Old 6th Aug 2020, 15:03
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Sounds like he is a reloader back home and a shipment got send as he had his mail forwarded to his HK adress.
Yup. Not sure the HKG media would know the difference between a 'blank' cartridge and new/fired brass or other components.
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Old 6th Aug 2020, 15:50
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American pilots with guns and bullets is a recurring theme.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ght-to-germany

https://www.kctv5.com/news/local_new...40674bfdd.html

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/19/busin...ina/index.html

"I used the duffel bag I take to the gun range on my international trip. What could go wrong?"
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