Foreigner arrested, 2,000 replica guns seized


KUALA LUMPUR: More than 2,000 replica handguns and rifles were seized from an online seller following his arrest.

Sentul OCPD Asst Comm Beh Eng Lai said the suspect, a 26-year-old foreigner, was arrested by a police patrol team on Tuesday.

“An inspection of his car led to the discovery of 25 replica rifles, two replica handguns and 480 ‘bullets’.

“In follow-up operations, police raided two houses in Taman Fadason, Jinjang, and Taman Megah, Kepong,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

ACP Beh said police seized 2,078 replica firearms, including rifles and handguns, with an estimated value of RM318,520.

“We believe the suspect has been active since October last year.

“Investigations showed the replica guns were sold through a popular online sales site.

“The items were brought in from China and sold for between RM50 and RM200 a piece.

“Checks also showed the two houses were rented by the suspect as storehouses for his stock,” he said, adding that the suspect had been remanded until tomorrow to assist in investigations.

ACP Beh said those who possess or sell replica guns or toys were committing an offence under the Firearms Act.

He said criminals could use replica firearms, which look similar to real ones, to commit a crime.

“Some can also injure people if they are discharged at close range,” he added.

On another matter, ACP Beh said action could be taken against those caught with realistic-looking gun props during events such as cosplay conventions.

“If the props look like a real gun from afar, then it is not allowed.

“Having just a different colour tip is not enough and police can take action,” he said.

In May, a cosplayer landed himself in trouble after Petaling Jaya police launched an investigation following a video of him waving an object that resembled a weapon in public.

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