MELAKA, Feb 13 ― Police seized 12 fake firearms being sold for between RM800 and RM1,000 each during a raid on a booth in Uptown Pahlawan Walk here, Friday.
Melaka police chief Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan said the items worth more than RM10,000 were seized from a 40-year-old trader, who was believed to have been carrying out the business for the past two months.
“The trader from Negri Sembilan was selling fake firearms believed to be purchased online from China. Initial investigations found that the man allegedly did not know it was illegal to sell the items.
“The excuse is unacceptable as it is an offence under Section 36 (1) of the Firearms Act 1960, which carries a jail sentence of no more than a year, or a fine not exceeding RM5,000, or both, upon conviction,” he said during a press conference here yesterday.
Abdul Jalil said among the fake firearms seized were two Graffiti branded pistols, an M4A1 Submachine Gun rifle, the Std Water Gun Electric, and the HK416 Automatic Rifle. ― Bernama