Man arrested for possession of airsoft guns

Two airsoft guns with pellets and two handgun magazines with plastic cartridges were found in the man's possession, and seized as case exhibits.
Two airsoft guns with pellets and two handgun magazines with plastic cartridges were found in the man's possession, and seized as case exhibits.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - A 26-year-old man was arrested on Monday (March 27) for the possession of airsoft guns, police said in a press release on Tuesday.

Officers from Tanglin Division raided the man's residence along Woodlands Drive.

Two airsoft guns with pellets and two handgun magazines with plastic cartridges were found in the man's possession, and seized as case exhibits.

Investigations against the man are ongoing.

Airsoft guns, or any other guns which shoot pellets using compressed gas, are regulated under the Arms & Explosives Act.

Any person found guilty of having in his possession or under his control any such guns without a licence may be fined up to $5,000 and jailed up to three years.

It is also an offence for anyone to import or export any arms or explosives, or any parts of arms or explosives, without a licence. Anyone caught doing this will be liable to a jail term of up to three years and a fine of $10,000 if convicted.