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One arrested, items associated to 3D printed firearm manufacturing seized in Prince George

3D printed firearms seized during Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – British Columbia (Courtesy: Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – British Columbia)

One man has been arrested and items associated with a 3D-printed firearms operation were seized following a firearm trafficking investigation in Prince George.

In January, investigators from the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) Illegal Firearms Enforcement Team initiated the investigation after receiving information about alleged firearms trafficking.

On Monday, investigators executed search warrants on a residence in Prince George.

Items seized included:

  • One 3D printer
  • One loaded and fully assembled 3D printed firearm with an auto sear
  • Numerous 3D printed frames, slides and magazines
  • One rifle with an obliterated serial number
  • Prohibited devices such as suppressors and extended magazines
  • Ammunition
  • US currency believed to be counterfeit
3D printed firearms seized during Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – British Columbia (Courtesy: Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – British Columbia)

One man associated with the residence was arrested and released pending further investigation and potential criminal charges.

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“The collaborative work by CFSEU-BC and partner agencies is key when developing strategies to mitigate criminal activity associated with organized crime,” said Sergeant Brenda Winpenny.

“3D printers, when used for a nefarious purpose puts public safety at risk. CFSEU-BC, along with our partners, utilize all enforcement and investigative strategies that speak to the overall effort to ensure public safety.”

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