A 58-year-old local man with multiple weapons-related offences after an investigation into 3D firearms manufacturing and importation.

Regina police have charged a 58-year-old local man with multiple weapons-related offences after an investigation into 3D firearms manufacturing and importation. During a search, investigators located 3D printers, restricted and non-restricted firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, prohibited weapons, prohibited devices, and 3D-printed firearm components, according to the release. REGINA POLICE SERVICE
Regina police have charged a 58-year-old local man with multiple weapons-related offences after an investigation into 3D firearms manufacturing and importation. During a search, investigators located 3D printers, restricted and non-restricted firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, prohibited weapons, prohibited devices, and 3D-printed firearm components, according to the release. REGINA POLICE SERVICE

Regina police have charged a 58-year-old local man with multiple weapons-related offences after an investigation into 3D firearms manufacturing and importation.

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In a news release issued Thursday, the Regina Police Service said its crime reduction team along with partners at the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded a two-month-long investigation on Feb. 10, a week earlier, into the illegal importation of prohibited devices into Canada.

After a referral from the CBSA Vancouver International Mail Centre, police and border investigators executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 Block of Holland Avenue in Regina, where a 58 year-old suspect was taken into custody.

During the search, investigators located 3D printers, restricted and non-restricted firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, prohibited weapons, prohibited devices, and 3D-printed firearm components, according to the release.

The Regina Police Service said its crime reduction team along with partners at the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded a two-month-long investigation on Feb. 10, a week earlier, into the illegal importation of prohibited devices into Canada. REGINA POLICE SERVICE
The Regina Police Service said its crime reduction team along with partners at the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded a two-month-long investigation on Feb. 10, a week earlier, into the illegal importation of prohibited devices into Canada. REGINA POLICE SERVICE jpg

The man has been charged with four counts of weapons manufacturing, seven counts of possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon knowing its possession was unauthorized, two counts of possession of weapons for the purpose of trafficking, and one count each of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, and importing a prohibited device knowing it is unauthorized.

Federal laws make it illegal to manufacture firearms without holding the proper firearms business licence approving them to do so. Under the Criminal Code, a gun’s lower assembly or receiver blank is in itself considered a firearm and unauthorized individuals cannot manufacture them, the release adds.

During the search, investigators located 3D printers, restricted and non-restricted firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, prohibited weapons, prohibited devices, and 3D-printed firearm components, according to the release. REGINA POLICE SERVICE
During the search, investigators located 3D printers, restricted and non-restricted firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, prohibited weapons, prohibited devices, and 3D-printed firearm components, according to the release. REGINA POLICE SERVICE jpg
Regina police have charged a 58-year-old local man with multiple weapons-related offences after an investigation into 3D firearms manufacturing and importation. REGINA POLICE SERVICE
Regina police have charged a 58-year-old local man with multiple weapons-related offences after an investigation into 3D firearms manufacturing and importation. REGINA POLICE SERVICE jpg
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