Weapons 'dumped overboard'

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 14 January, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 January, 1993, 12:00am

A BAG thrown overboard from a ferry contained three loaded pistols and 52 bullets, the High Court heard.

Pang Wan-chiu denied possessing arms and ammunition without a licence and is being tried by a jury before Mr Justice Duffy.

Crown counsel Mr William Lam said that on Christmas Eve 1991, Pang got off a ferry at Ping Chau.

He returned six hours later and two policemen boarded to carry out an identity card and illegal immigrants check.

When they approached Pang, said counsel, they noticed he was carrying a bag but when the officers tried to check it, he put up a struggle and threw it into the water.

After a 10-minute search the next day, a diver found the bag.

It contained the guns and bullets, Mr Lam said.

The hearing continues.