Korea Defends Use of Rubber Bullets on Chinese Fishermen

October 18, 2012 by admin
Filed under: Asia, Criminals, Culture, Economy, Info, Murder 

The Korean Coast Guard on Wednesday defended the use of rubber bullets after one illegal Chinese fisherman was killed during a raid. It said the man, identified as Jiang (44), was among Chinese fishermen who were brandishing knives and other weapons to stop commandos from boarding their vessel.

Jiang died after a rubber bullet hit him in the chest on Monday.

“It was an accident that occurred in the justified execution of the law,” said Kang Sung-hee, head of Coast Guard in Mokpo. “There is no change in our policy of dealing firmly with armed resistance.”

Another Coast Guard officer said, “Even though they know that maritime police carry guns, many Chinese fishermen put up fierce resistance to arrest. The latest accident involved a rubber bullet, but maritime police have no choice but to use them and can even use pistols if necessary.”

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