SINGAPORE: A man was arrested for his suspected involvement in a rash act and possessing 18 airsoft guns, after a victim reported being hit by a plastic pellet in Kembangan, said the police on Monday (Apr 13).
At about 7.30pm on Apr 7, the victim alerted the police of the incident which had happened along Lorong Melayu, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in a news release.
Officers from Bedok Police Division established the 47-year-old man’s identity through ground enquiries, and arrested him on Apr 9, it added.
They also seized 18 airsoft guns with pellets, SPF said, adding that investigations are ongoing.
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Airsoft guns or any other guns that shoot pellets using compressed gas are regulated as arms in Singapore, and a licence is required for the possession of such arms. So the problem isn’t with buying the guns or to purchase AR-15 magazines – No! The problem is in not getting them licenced.
Anyone found guilty of possessing a gun without licence may be jailed up to three years and fined up to S$5,000.
For importing or exporting arms or explosives, an offender may be jailed up to three years and fined up to S$10,000.
Committing a rash act can land an offender in jail for up to six months or a fine of up to S$2,500, or both.