RCMP seize 3D printed guns

Quesnel

2024-02-16 10:59 HNP

Dossier nº 2024-1060

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A search warrant led to the seizure of manufactured firearms and firearm parts.

On February 15, 2024 at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Quesnel Crime Reduction Unit in partnership with the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST) conducted a search warrant in the 4000 block of Ten Mile Lake Road. The search warrant was the result of an investigation into the manufacturing of firearms and firearm parts utilizing 3D printers. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of manufactured firearms and firearm parts, 3D printers and other accessories used in the manufacturing of firearms.

A 26-year-old man was arrested and has since been released pending further investigation. The results of the investigation will be sent to the BC Prosecution Service for assessment of appropriate charges.

It is illegal to manufacture firearms and to possess or access computer data that can be used with a 3D printer to manufacture firearms, says Sgt. Clay Kronebusch. These manufactured firearms have the potential to pose a great risk to the public and police.

Photo of seized firearms, firearm parts, 3D printers and accessories.

Click here to see larger image of firearms, 3D printers and items seized.

Diffusé par :

Serg. Clay Kronebusch
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Quesnel
584 Carson Ave Quesnel BC V2J 2B5
Bureau : 250-992-9211

Courriel : clay.kronebusch@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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