Attempt to smuggle 10 replica guns hidden in cargo into Singapore foiled by the authorities


SINGAPORE: An attempt to smuggle 10 replica guns (pic) into Singapore was foiled by the authorities on June 14.

The loot was detected by officers at Pasir Panjang Scanning Station, who spotted something odd in scanned images of an inbound cargo container, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a Facebook post on Wednesday (July 10).

The replica guns included handguns, a rifle and several other types of guns.

The case has been referred to the police for further ongoing investigations, said the ICA post.

Replica toy guns are controlled items under the Regulation of Imports and Exports Act 1995.

Offenders can be fined up to S$100,000 or three times the value of the goods, whichever is greater, or jailed for up to two years, or both. – The Straits Times/ANN

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