Firearms Trafficking Investigation Leads to Seizure of Items Associated to 3D Printed Firearm Manufacturing.
PRINCE GEORGE – One man has been arrested and items associated with a 3D printed firearms operation were seized after officers with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) Illegal Firearms Enforcement Team (IFET) initiated a firearm trafficking investigation.
In January 2024, investigators from CFSEU-BC initiated an investigation after receiving information about alleged firearms trafficking.
The investigation progressed and on February 5, 2024, investigators executed search warrants on a residence in Prince George. Items seized included:
- one (1) 3D printer
- one (1) loaded and fully assembled 3D printed firearm with an auto sear
- numerous 3D printed frames, slides and magazines
- one (1) rifle with an obliterated serial number
- prohibited devices such as suppressors and extended magazines
- US currency believed to be counterfeit
A man associated with the residence was arrested and released pending further investigation and potential criminal charges.
“The collaborative work by CFSEU-BC and partner agencies is key when developing strategies to mitigate criminal activity associated with organized crime,” says Sergeant Brenda Winpenny, Media Relations Officer for CFSEU-BC. “3D printers, when used for a nefarious purpose puts public safety at risk. CFSEU-BC, along with our partners, utilize all enforcement and investigative strategies that speak to the overall effort to ensure public safety.”
IFET is one of three components of the Crime Guns Intelligence and Investigations Group (CGIIG) at the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC). The other two sections are the Illegal Firearms Intelligence Team (IFIT), and the Provincial Firearms Forensics Laboratory (PFFL). All three components operate in coordination to combat illegal firearms activities within British Columbia.
Media Spokesperson: Sergeant Brenda Winpenny
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Cell: (604) 838-6800