Citation(s) from the Gun Policy News media archive

ISIS Links Fire Up Worries About Arms Smuggling

Malaysian who brings guns in from Thailand says some clients may be militants

Straits Times (Singapore)

20 November 2017

Relevant contents

With the rise of extremists in Malaysia, a new insidious form of smuggling has emerged - sneaking in guns for militants.

Malaysian police have increased raids against local terror cells in recent years, but the inflow of arms has not been eradicated due to the many Malaysia-Thai cross-border smuggling routes, officials say.

Asked whether firearms were among the smuggled goods commonly seized, Malaysian Border Security Agency director-general Mohamad Ismail told The Straits Times: "It's pretty rare as it's not easy to detect a person attempting to sneak in weapons, unless there's intelligence, and security scanner machines are in place"…

ID: N677

As many publishers change their links and archive their pages, the full-text version of this article may no longer be available from the original link. In this case, please go to the publisher's web site or use a search engine.