Machine Pistol Seized During Roadside Check

A Zoraki 914 automatic pistol was confiscated by police after a driver was pulled over for running a red light in Changhua City shortly after midnight today, November 5.

While submitting the driver to an alcohol breath test, police noticed a case on the floor of the vehicle which the driver said contained a power tool. Police insisted on searching the box and found it contained an assault pistol, magazines, a silencer, and 48 rounds of ammunition.

The Zoraki 914, also known as the 9mm P.A.K., is a gas-fired pistol originally designed to fire blanks, tear-gas, or flares, but is easily converted to fire live rounds. Four Zoraki 914s along with other firearms were seized just a few days ago in New Taipei City.

The confiscated assault pistol is capable of firing 10 rounds per second and associated equipment included a long magazine that can accommodate 30 rounds.

The suspect was arrested and charged with violations of weapons control regulations.

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