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Examples of guns allegedly made by a man with access to a 3D printer in Sydney. Photo NSW Police

A Sydney man will face court tomorrow charged over the alleged manufacture of firearms using a 3D printer.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Firearms Squad commenced an investigation earlier this month after receiving information relating to the manufacture of firearms.

As a result of their inquiries, detectives executed a search warrant at a home unit on Bronte Road, Waverley, earlier yesterday (Tuesday 28 February 2017).

Police located and seized four imitation pistols, including a 3D-maufactured small Glock, a 3D-maufactured Glock, a 3D-maufactured Sig 250; two air pistols, computer equipment, and two 3D printers.

A 27-year-old man was arrested at the location and taken to Waverley Police Station, where he was charged with cause advertisement for firearms to be published, possess digital blueprint for manufacture of firearms, manufacture pistol without licence/permit, and possess less than three unregistered firearms, one is prohibited/pistol.
He has been refused bail to appear at Waverley Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 1 March 2017).

Inquiries are continuing.


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