The Police have arrested a 26-year-old man for the possession of airsoft guns on 27 March 2017.

On 27 March 2017, officers from Tanglin Division conducted a raid at his residence along Woodlands Drive. During the raid, two airsoft guns with pellets and two handgun magazines with plastic cartridges found in his possession were seized as case exhibits. Investigations against the man are ongoing.

Airsoft guns or any other guns which shoot pellets using compressed gas are regulated as 'arms' under the Arms & Explosives Act. No person, unless authorised by a Licence to Possess Arms, shall have in his possession or under his control any of such guns. Under Section 13(3) of the Arms and Explosives Act, any person who, in contravention of this section, has in his possession or under his control any gun without license shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 for every such gun and to imprisonment for a term which may extend to 3 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 may be prosecuted in Court for an offence of importing or exporting any arms or explosives under section 13 (1) of the Arms & Explosives Act, Chapter 13. If convicted, the offender will be liable to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years and shall be fined up to S$10,000.

Source: Singapore Police Force