The Hong Kong Police on Saturday arrested a teen for unlawful possession of fireworks, in response to a report in South China Morning Submit (SCMP). The 15-year-old was caught by the police as a part of operation to examine individuals from illegally setting off fireworks on a seashore in Ma On Shan city. The boy was arrested with unlawful possession of fireworks and carried 11 kg of fireworks, in response to SCMP report. Underneath Hong Kong’s Harmful Items Ordinance, an individual may be fined HK$25,000 or despatched to 6 months in jail for unlawful possession and discharge of fireworks.
The police stated it’s “irresponsible” to set off firecrackers in residential areas. “It poses a hazard to the security of others and oneself and might trigger fires and even explosions at any time,” the outlet quoted the Hong Kong police spokesman as saying.
Video posted on social media reveals fireworks being set off in Sha Tin and Tuen Mun.
One other boy was additionally arrested after he allegedly claimed to be a member of the triad society, the SCMP stated.
Folks use firecrackers to have a good time events like New Yr, as it’s thought to carry good luck, well being and wealth.
However for 4 years, Hong Kong has not been holding the normal fireworks ceremony over Victoria Harbour on the second day of Lunar New Yr for 4 years.
It was carried for the primary time as a consequence of native unrest after which the COVID-19 pandemic stored delaying it.
Underneath the Abstract Offences Ordinance, anybody who discharges, throws or units hearth to any fireworks, which damages property or causes hazard to any particular person, faces a most penalty of three months’ jail or a high quality of HK$2,000 (US$256).
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