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N.B. man charged with weapons trafficking after 3D-printed firearms seized, say RCMP

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A 53-year-old man from the New Maryland area faces numerous charges, including arms trafficking, after he said the RCMP seized 3D-printed firearms and 3D printers from two properties.

Members of the Oromocto RCMP responded to reports of threats and firearm complaints at the Nasonworth residence at approximately 5:30 pm on January 25. A 53-year-old man was arrested at the scene, Kevin Jones said in a news release on Tuesday.

Police subsequently seized “amounts” of 3D-printed firearms, restricted firearms, unrestricted firearms, banned ammunition, soft-body armor, and hard-body armor after searching the two properties, according to a news release. Executed the warrant.

“Police also seized a 3-D printer used to manufacture firearms and what appeared to be small amounts of methamphetamine,” Jones said.

3D printed guns are untraceable Because there is no serial number. This is because the printed part of the gun is the receiver or frame, which is part of a Canadian regulated weapon. You can buy it online.

Firearm frames can be printed on plastic using consumer-grade 3D printers, and instructions for manufacturing these firearms are readily available online.

A 53-year-old man from Nasonworth appeared in Fredericton District Court on Monday and was charged with:

  • arms trafficking.
  • Unsafe storage of firearms.
  • Unauthorized possession of firearms.
  • Carry concealed weapons.
  • pointing a firearm.
  • attack with a weapon.
  • Possession of weapons for dangerous purposes.
  • Possession of restricted firearms.
  • Unlicensed possession and knowing possession of firearms.
  • Possession of firearms with altered serial numbers.
  • Possession of prohibited equipment.
  • Possession of methamphetamine.
  • threaten people.

He has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on March 1.

The investigation is continuing, Jones said.

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