ICA foils attempt to smuggle replica guns into Singapore

Please log in or register to do it.

On 14 June 2024, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at Pasir Panjang Scanning Station thwarted an attempt to smuggle ten assorted replica guns into Singapore, concealed within a consignment of assorted cargo.

During routine checks, ICA officers detected anomalies in the scanned images of an inbound cargo container. Suspecting foul play, they directed the container for further examination. Upon unstuffing, officers uncovered ten assorted replica guns hidden within the shipment.

The case has been referred to the Singapore Police Force for further investigation, which is currently ongoing.

In a statement, ICA reiterated its commitment to balancing the security of Singapore’s borders with the facilitation of safe trade and travel. “As Guardians of Our Borders, ICA strikes a fine balance between keeping our border secure and facilitating safe trade and travel,” the agency stated.

Importing replica guns into Singapore without the proper license is an offence under the Arms and Explosives Act. Offenders can face imprisonment for a term which may extend to 3 years and a fine not exceeding S$5,000.

Source link

FeedMe, AI-enabled POS system for cafes & restaurants in M'sia
Corporate sponsors now allowed to edit truth. All hail corporate overlords.