Pub owner caught with pistol in Yishun

Pub owner caught with pistol in Yishun

A 30-year-old Singaporean was charged in court yesterday with unlawful possession of a black "Bereta" air pistol under the Arms Offences Act.

Ng Shi Qiang (right) allegedly committed the offence at Block 932, Yishun Central 1, on Oct 14.

He is listed as the owner of a pub in Serangoon Gardens, according to records from the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority Singapore.

The pistol seized by the police in connection with the case appeared to be a replica of a Beretta pistol. Ng has been remanded for further investigations and the case against him will be heard in court again on Friday.

If found guilty, he may be punished with a jail term of not less than five years and not more than 10 years, and at least six strokes of the cane.

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