A photo by a netizen, Go Go, shows police officials inspecting firearms at Johor’s customs, with the netizen alleging that someone had brought firearms into Singapore.
However, the authorities have since clarified that the inspection was just a routine check and urged the public not to spread misleading information online.
There were at least 10 crates of the weapons, including high-grade rifles, bullets and etc, inspected at the lane for lorries to pass through the checkpoints.
The Johor police confirmed that the inspection was for a routine check, with officials inspecting a trailer and a four-wheel vehicle. at the exit lane of the checkpoint on 22 July at about 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
The police chief commissioner, Kamarul Zaman Mamat, said that “the inspection was a routine check for every weapon, ammunition and related equipment as per the interim license approval letter issued by the Inspector-General of Police.”
The firearms were inspected for clearance to enter Singapore after a joint military exercise with the Malaysian Armed Forces.
Zaman added that the police will be taking action against those who intentionally spread false information.