YK RCMP seize 3D printed firearm, drugs

(Photo Courtesy of Yellowknife RCMP)

Police seized 240 grams of cocaine and a 3D-printed firearm on Feb. 26. from an unwanted guest.

Police responded to a call from a residence on Gitzel Street where they arrested a 39-year-old male from Alberta.

He was found with 240 grams of cocaine, some cash and a loaded 9 mm handgun–which was later found to have 3D printed modifications.

According to a press release, “3D printed guns consist of commercially produced parts, including barrels, triggers, slides and magazines. These parts can be purchased legally without a firearms licence and are sold as replacement parts. The receiver or grip is then printed on 3D printers with schematics that are easily found on the internet.”

Hence, creating an untraceable weapon.

The suspect remains in custody and is charged with the following:

  • Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of the Proceeds of Crime
  • Mischief; and
  • Seven Charges relating to the possession ofconcealment of a prohibited firearm

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.nwtnu.crimestoppersweb.com.

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