Twenty sets of airsoft guns and parts were seized at the Changi Airfreight Centre last Tuesday (24 July), said the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in a Facebook post on Monday.
An ICA officer discovered the items while conducting checks on a shipment of imported cargo and noticed anomalies in the scanned image of the consignment, said the authority in the post.
The case has been referred to the Singapore Police Force for investigations and the ICA said it will continue to conduct security checks to prevent smuggling attempts.
Airsoft guns are controlled items under the Arms and Explosives Act. Under the act, anyone convicted of having such items in their possession or under their control without a license may be fined up to $5,000 and jailed for up to three years.
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