MALAYSIA - The Malay tabloid also reported that enforcement officers swooped in on a Vietnamese carpenter near Segamat, who had been making and selling air guns to earn some income.
Immigration Department special tactical group officers moved in on the 27-year-old man at his living quarters near a wood factory in Gemas Baru.
Johor Immigration Department director Faizal Fazri Othman said upon interrogation, the man admitted that he had produced the weapons using polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes.
Faizal said the man had so far sold three guns, two of which were still hidden behind the wall of his room.
The guns, which utilised ball bearing as bullets, were sold for between RM150 (S$58.36) and RM200 and required a day to be produced.
Such guns are usually used to hunt animals, but can also cause injuries to humans.