China police seize 19,000 guns ahead of anniversary: Report
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Last Updated: Monday, July 20, 2009, 20:32
  
Beijing: Chinese police have confiscated 19,000 guns and 500 tonnes of explosives in a crackdown on illegal firearms ahead of the nation's 60th anniversary of communist rule, state media said on Monday.

Over 5,200 suspects have been arrested in connection with the crackdown that began in March and will continue up to China's October 1 National Day celebration, the official news agency said.

Police also confiscated 1.47 million detonators, 800,000 bullets and 39,000 imitation guns, the report, citing police sources, said.

Possession of guns is illegal in China, as is the sale and manufacture of imitation firearms, it said.

s China will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, when the communists came to power.

Bureau Report


First Published: Monday, July 20, 2009, 20:32


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