A 26-year-old Weyburn man is facing multiple criminal weapons charges after police seized a number of firearms, including two 3D printed guns, from a residence in November.
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The Saskatchewan RCMP said its Crime Reduction Team executed a search warrant at a residence on 4th Avenue in Weyburn in relation to an ongoing investigation, which also included assistance from the Weyburn Police Service, the Canada Border Services Agency and the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team.
“Illegal firearms can present risk to community safety and the Saskatchewan RCMP is committed to removing them from the street,” Staff Sgt. Scott Lambie of the Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Team said in a media release issued Friday.
“Illegally-manufactured guns are of extra concern because they have no serial number and thus, can’t be traced if used in a crime.”
On Jan. 11, officers arrested the 26-year-old and he faces eight charges, including manufacturing a prohibited/restricted weapon, possession of a restricted/prohibited weapon along with ammunition and possession of a prohibited/restricted weapon without a registration certificate.
He is expected to make his first appearance in Weyburn Provincial Court on March 8.
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