CHANGSHA, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Twelve people were arrested for illegally making and selling guns online, police in central China's Hunan Province said Tuesday.
Police in Yongzhou city received reports of selling guns online in March, and a four-month investigation led to the arrest of a gun manufacturing ring across six Chinese provinces. Eight guns and nearly 3,300 bullets were also seized.
Members of the public are not allowed to make, sell, or possess guns in China. According to Chinese law, a person could face up to seven years of imprisonment if convicted of illegally owning a firearm.