—(1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall possess or transfer possession of any unmarked plastic explosive unless such unmarked plastic explosive —
is possessed or transferred to another person in a quantity no greater than that necessary for the purpose of and is solely for use in —
any research, development or testing of new or modified explosives;
any training in explosives detection, or in any development or testing of explosives detection equipment; or
any forensic science activity,
carried out under a licence issued by the Licensing Officer; or
has been incorporated as an integral part of an authorised military device and is possessed or transferred in the course of his duty by an authorised military or police personnel or a member of a visiting force lawfully present in Singapore.
(2) Subsection (1) shall not, for the relevant period, apply to any unmarked plastic explosive which is manufactured in or imported into Singapore before 21st March 2003* and which is possessed or transferred during the relevant period by —
* Date of commencement of the Arms and Explosives (Amendment) Act 2002 (Act 30 of 2002).
an authorised military or police personnel in the course of his duty; or
any other person authorised by the Minister and in accordance with this Act.
(3) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years.