Man arrested for importing replica guns in Singapore

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Man arrested for importing replica guns in Singapore

A 42-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly importing replica guns and magazines in Singapore on Monday, according to a shipment of replica guns that were intended for delivery in Singapore on Monday after detecting anomalies in the scanned images of an import container at Tuas Port.

The shipment, which had no license, contained 20 replica guns and 54 magazines.

The case was classified as a breach of the Regulation on Imports and Exports Regulation and was referred to the police for investigations.

Following an investigation, officers discovered that the shipment was intended to be delivered to the 42-year-old man and arrested him on Monday.

The police said two replica guns were also seized during his arrest.

A 61-year-old woman was also allegedly found to have been involved in the operation, according to the police, who said she was also believed to have assisted to import similar items on previous occasions.

Two replica guns were seized from the woman.

Replica toy guns are controlled under the Regulation of Imports and Exports Act.

First offenders will be fined up to S $100,000 or three times the value of the goods in respect of which the offence was committed, whichever is greater. They may be jailed for up to two years, or both.

The police said items such as replica toy guns can be considered offensive weapons depending on the circumstances in which they are found.

If the person carrying the item is unable to provide a reasonable explanation for the item, the person may be liable for an offence under the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958.