Czech gunmaker denies selling arms to Hong Kong police

Published (HKT): 2021.02.18 18:03

Czech company, Česká zbrojovka Group, has denied supplying weapons to Hong Kong police.

In a new statement to Apple Daily on Wednesday, the firearms producer clarified that it has no business deals with the Hong Kong law enforcement agencies “neither in the past nor currently.”

“Česká zbrojovka has neither offered nor sold any of its products to the Hong Kong Police,” said a spokesperson. “The export of Česká zbrojovka Group, including its subsidiary Česká zbrojovka, is strictly governed by Czech and EU export-related rules and regulations, including the restrictions on export of military materiel to Hong Kong.”

The company was responding to an earlier report that Hong Kong police are seeking alternatives as the U.S. and the U.K. have restricted arms sales to the city after the imposition of the national security law. It was reported that the authorities have placed an order for 1,000 Scorpion EVO 3, a 9mm carbine manufactured by the Czech company, to replace the current MP5 submachine guns.

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