Man arrested for trying to import airsoft guns, flick knife and baton at Woodlands Checkpoint

A 29-year-old man was arrested for attempting to import two sets of airsoft guns, a flick knife, and a baton at the Woodlands Checkpoint.

At about 4.30pm on Jul 2, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers directed a Singapore-registered car driven by the man for checks at the Woodlands Checkpoint.

During the course of checks by officers, two sets of dismantled airsoft guns concealed were found under the driver’s and front passenger’s seats, as well as in a bag that was placed at the rear passenger’s seat.

The flick knife and baton were found in the man’s pocket and in the glove compartment of the car respectively.

The man was subsequently arrested for importation of guns without a license under Section 13(1)(b) of the Arms and Explosives Act, carrying a truncheon in a public place under Section 22A(1) Chapter 184 and possession of a scheduled weapon under Section 7(1)(a) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act, Chapter 65.

The case was handed over to the Singapore Police Force (SPF) for investigation.

Through follow-up police investigations, two other men, aged 27 and 45, were believed to be in possession of similar airsoft guns.

In an operation conducted by officers from Jurong Police Division on Jul 3, the two men were arrested for possession of guns without a license under Section 13(1)(a) of the Arms and Explosives Act, Chapter 13.

Several airsoft pistols, revolvers, projectiles, tactical knives and a pair of handcuffs were seized.

Investigations against the men are ongoing.