Man held after pistol find

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 October, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 October, 1998, 12:00am

A jobless man, 54, was arrested after the seizure of a home-made pistol, metal pellets and explosives in a hut in Tan Kwai Tsuen, Yuen Long.


The pistol was made of two water pipes about 20cm long and 2cm wide.


'One of the water pipes is used as a barrel and the other one is equipped with a firing pin. It could discharge a metal pellet when one end is connected to the other end,' a source said.


'Sulphur and gunpowder collected from matches were stuck around the metal pellets.

 

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