Man arrested for owning airsoft guns and handgun magazines

An airsoft gun, a magazine and pellets seized by the police at a man’s flat in Woodlands Drive. (Photo: Singapore Police Force)

A 26-year-old man has been arrested for possession of airsoft guns.

On Monday (27 March), the police raided the man’s home along Woodlands Drive. During the raid, the police found two airsoft guns with pellets and two handgun magazines with plastic cartridges in the man’s possession.

Under the Arms & Explosives Act, airsoft guns or any other guns which shoot pellets using compressed gas are regulated as ‘arms’.

No person, unless authorised by a License to Possess Arms, is allowed to own any such guns. A person who is convicted of such an offence under the Act faces a fine of up to $5,000 for every such gun and a jail term of up to three years.

The import and export of any arms or explosives or any parts of arms or explosives without a license is also not allowed under the Act. Anyone who is found guilty of such an offence faces a jail term of up to three years and a fine of up to $10,000.