Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon. Photo: Google Maps

Police arrested eight people after discovering a number of offensive weapons in a wet market in Kowloon’s Cheung Sha Wan on Wednesday.

Officers from the organized crime and triad bureau raided the Cheung Sha Wan Wholesale Fish Market at 9pm and found a number of offensive weapons stored in two vehicles parked inside the market, Oriental Daily reported.

The offensive weapons that were seized included six knives, two police batons, three axes, a number of face masks, two fake car plates and two cans of gasoline.

The two vehicles were later identified as cars that were reported stolen in Sha Tin and Tsing Yi in the New Territories in June and July last year.

The eight suspects, aged between 26 and 43, all had triad backgrounds.
They were arrested for alleged possession of offensive weapons, use of false instruments and stealing.

It was understood that the organized crime and triad bureau received a tip-off to say that one gang planned to take revenge because there had been a number of violent attacks between members of two gangs over the past few months, news website reported.