Manitoba man sentenced to 3 years in prison for making weapons with 3D printer

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Manitoba Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Making Weapons with 3D Printer

Authorities have seized two 3D-printed Glock-style pistols.

A 35-year-old Manitoban was sentenced to a total of 3 years in prison for making weapons with a 3D printer. A search of his home in December 2021 resulted in the seizure of 3D printed weapons, a printer and ammunition.

Officers at the Toronto International Mail Center intercepted a suspicious package destined for the defendant in September 2021. It contained firearm components needed to assemble a 3D-printed Glock-like pistol, which authorities call a ghost gun.

Criminal investigators from the Canada Border Services Agency in Winnipeg (CBSA) opened an investigation, which led them to the suspect's residence three months later.

Guns, ammunition and 3D printer seized from convict.

We are taking action to protect Canadians from gun violence. Ghost weapons are a serious and growing risk, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendocino said in a statement.

The man charged with multiple offenses under Canada's Customs Act and Criminal Code pleaded guilty at the Steinbach Courthouse, south of Winnipeg.

CBSA Director General for the Prairies, Brad Wozny, reminds that possession of a firearm without authorization is prohibited. This continues to be a top priority for the Agency and an important way to contribute to public safety, protecting the communities we serve every day.

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