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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
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"…