14,000 knives, 6,000 kg of chemicals seized in China trains

Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) Railway police in China have seized around 6,300 kg of chemicals, 14,000 knives and 850,000 bags of firecrackers from people travelling in trains during the lunar year festival.

Around 240,000 cases concerning inflammable substances, explosives and "dangerous goods" were handled by police since the start of the Spring Festival holiday travel rush, Xinhua reported.

Police also seized paint and cigarette lighters.

The railway department has introduced 2,883 security scanners and 2,377 security gates in stations across the country.

About 32,000 security guards have been deployed to scan luggage.

The Spring Festival, one of China's most important holidays, begins Feb 10.

--

Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.

Matches

    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      5th ODI
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Hambantota, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka ODI ...
      SL won by 165 runs
    • Team flag for Netherlands vs. Team flag for ScotlandSCONED
      Final
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
    • Team flag for Hong Kong vs. Team flag for IrelandIREHK
      3rd Place Play-off
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
  • No live matches are in progress.
    • Team flag for England vs. Team flag for AustraliaAUSENG
      3rd Test
      Wed, Jul 29, 2015
      Birmingham, England
      The Ashes, 2015...
      Upcoming match
    • Team flag for Bangladesh vs. Team flag for South AfricaSABAN
      2nd Test
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Mirpur, Bangladesh
      South Africa in Bangladesh...
    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      1st T20I
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Colombo, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka T20 ...