Pro IQRA News Updates.
Border officers report that so-called “ghost guns” made from 3D-printed parts have been seized in Interior BC, after international deliveries were intercepted at post offices in Vancouver and Toronto.
The Canada Border Services Agency said in a statement that officers executed a search warrant in West Kelowna on April 27 in connection with contraband firearm parts and discovered a 3D printing machine in the process of printing a pistol frame.
The agency says six completed pistol frames, all without serial numbers, were seized at the property.
The Canada Border Services Agency says it searched a property in Lombe, British Columbia, the next day, and seized a 9mm pistol with no serial number, nine unconquered long rifles, a prohibited knife, a stun gun and four cartridges of ammunition.
It states that the two men arrested during the raids were released pending investigation.
In July, a Winnipeg man was arrested and charged with multiple counts of manufacturing and trading a 3D-printed pistol and pistol parts. A few months ago, police in Saskatoon charged a man with manufacturing restricted firearms using components made with a 3D printer.
It is illegal to make rifles or rifle frames without a firearms manufacturing license in Canada.
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said in a statement that “ghost guns,” which lack serial numbers, pose a “grave danger” because they are easy to manufacture and difficult to track.
Smuggling firearms into Canada carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $500,000 fine.