CBSA, Oxford OPP come across 3D printers used to assemble “ghost guns”

Two individuals in Woodstock face 27 charges after border police uncovered some prohibited firearm material, including several 3D printers allegedly used to print the parts needed to make so-called “ghost guns.”

Members of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) discovered a package during a routine courier inspection last month that contained a package destined for an address in Woodstock, according to the Oxfordshire Police (OPP) in Ontario. illegal device.

Upon discovery, the Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit (PWEU) was contacted and an investigation was launched. Members of the OPP Tactical and Rescue Team (TRU), along with the CBSA and Woodstock Police Department, obtained a search warrant to search an address that resulted in the seizure of other prohibited devices used to assemble the Ghost Gun. The term “ghost gun” refers to a non-serialized and untraceable firearm or firearm part. They are usually purchased online and assembled at home.

In addition to the ghost gun parts, investigators also obtained three 3D printers, one of which police said was processing gun parts. Police also recovered a fully assembled ghost gun, two 3D-printed frames and an undisclosed amount of suspected morphine, pills, suspected cocaine, stolen goods and cash.

Police have since arrested a 33-year-old and a 36-year-old man in the case. The two face charges including smuggling contraband into Canada, possession of illegally imported goods, possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, possession for the purpose of trafficking in a weapon, possession of a Schedule I substance and other crimes.

The 33-year-old was released on bail and charged with 16 offences, while the 36-year-old, who faces 11 charges, has been released. They plan to appear in court at Woodstock later.

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