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2 transiting OFWs fined for stun guns

28 March 2016


Two Filipino workers were fined a total of $900 on Feb 29 in Tsuen Wan Court after pleading guilty to carrying three stunning devices in their baggage.
The two were arrested at the Hong Kong International Airport on Feb 27 by aviation security officers who saw the banned items while scanning their baggage on an x-ray machine. They were charged with carrying unlicensed weapons.
The court was told that the two Filipinos were transiting Hong Kong for a connecting flight to Manila from Jakarta. One of the accused told investigators that he bought the two stunning devices found in his suitcase for US$24 each two years ago in Indonesia. The other said he bought his device for the same amount also in Indonesia.
They said that they were unaware the weapons were banned in Hong Kong, and that they were bought to be used for illuminating. The gadgets are a combined stun gun and flashlight.The first accused was fined $600 and the other, $300.
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