Airsoft and paintball popular with Indonesian criminals

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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
Steve Johnson

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  • Replica guns Replica guns on Sep 04, 2009

    Sorry if this is a little off topic, but it is for Harry R. at his request: These type of magazines aren't classified according to their capacity (in some cases up to 500 rounds), but by the fact that they are the standard unmodified magazines originally included with the weapon itself. They are normally loaded by inserting pellets down a shaft, compressing a spring held inside that will later feed the pellets into the gun. I hope this helps you out Harry. ---------------------You’re welcone, James, Replica Gun Guy

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