Airsoft and paintball popular with Indonesian criminals


Indonesian police officers display confiscated arms during press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia on 30 December 2008. Indonesia police seized dozens of arms, 8,5 kilos of heroin, 1,5 tons of marijuana, and 16,000 methamphetamine pils in several operations in the end of the year. Indonesia has tightened security in the country ahead of the Christmas day and New Year Eve. Indonesia was hit by a series of major terrorist acts from 2000 to 2005, including the Bali bombings in 2002 and 2005, hotel explosion in 2003 and the Australian embassy bombing in 2004, killing more than 250 people.

Those sneaky drug dealers! The police think they have confiscated guns and all they have is paintball markers and cheap airsoft toys. I bet we find that those 16k methamphetamine pills are cleverly disguised aspirin 😉


Steve Johnson

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  • ferry

    Those cops seizing airsoft guns, which are illegal BUUUUUUTTTTTTT we have thousands of players/.hobbyist all belonging to a official clubs where kids of army generals and top police officers come and play. Even our team played with the special forces the other day> its a growing sport and airsoft are so expensive in Indonesia (2x the US price) that only middle and upper class play with them.

    Criminals in Indonesia use real guns which is cheaper and free if they can rent from some desperate police or soldier. Nope, no way they use airsoft. As an airsoft enthusiast for the last 10 years (yes we have teams even 10 years ago) i want to lear this up.

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