Police in northern British Columbia searched a home and made an arrest in connection with the suspected trafficking of 3D printed guns.
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit said in a statement it launched an investigation last month and searched a home in Prince George on Monday, where it found and seized a number of items. These included a 3D printer, a “loaded and fully assembled” 3D printed firearm, and “numerous” 3D printed parts, including frames and magazines.
“3D printers endanger public safety when they are used for a nefarious purpose,” said CFSEU spokesman Sgt. Brenda Winpenny, pointing out that the investigation was led by the Illegal Firearms Enforcement Team.
Other items seized included a rifle with the serial number “destroyed,” prohibited magazines, ammunition and suspected counterfeit U.S. currency.
No one has been charged, but authorities say a man “associated with the residence” was arrested and released.