Beijing police delete illegal online gun information

09:21, October 20, 2010      

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Beijing police deleted about 30,000 online messages aimed at illegal selling or providing illicit information about guns and explosives, said an official with the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Public Security Tuesday.

Beijing police started a round of investigations into illegal guns and explosives in March, and discovered a number of online messages pertaining to the use, selling or even the manufacture of guns, said Guo Yilin, vice director of the dangerous goods control section with the security administration department of the bureau.

He added that, in fact, most of the information found was misleading or untrue. However, some was not and was based on people's real life experiences of handling guns.

Since this March, Beijing police have seized 468 guns including air guns, and more than 6,000 bullets. More than 928 people have been detained for illegal possession of guns, explosives and other dangerous goods.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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