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Man charged over alleged manufacture of firearms with a 3D printer - SCC Firearms Squad

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 07:34:50 PM

***Editors Note: Images of the firearms have been posted on the NSWPF Facebook page***.

A Sydney man will face court tomorrow charged over the alleged manufacture of firearms using a 3D printer.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Firearms Squad commenced an investigation earlier this month after receiving information relating to the manufacture of firearms.

As a result of their inquiries, detectives executed a search warrant at a home unit on Bronte Road, Waverley, earlier today (Tuesday 28 February 2017).

Police located and seized four imitation pistols, including a 3D-manufactured small Glock, a 3D-manufactured Glock, a 3D-manufactured Sig 250; two air pistols, computer equipment, and two 3D printers.

A 27-year-old man was arrested at the location and taken to Waverley Police Station, where he was charged with cause advertisement for firearms to be published, possess digital blueprint for manufacture of firearms, manufacture pistol without licence/permit, and possess less than three unregistered firearms, one is prohibited/pistol.

He has been refused bail to appear at Waverley Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 1 March 2017).

Inquiries are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to firearms manufacture to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.