Hong Kong security officials have proposed tightening the definition of firearms to plug a legal loophole exploited by smugglers, who ship components separately into the city before assembling them into functional weapons.The Security Bureau, which said the surge in such crimes was “worrying”, on Wednesday revealed customs officers had detected 35 cases – five times of what was discovered in 2019. A total of 550 genuine firearm components were seized in 2020. There were only 17 cases between…


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