Criminal Groups Squad detectives charge man over supply of 3D-printed firearms

Criminal Groups Squad detectives have charged a man and seized five pistols following an investigation into the supply of 3D-printed firearms across Sydney’s west.

In August last year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad established Strike Force Vigornia to investigate the manufacture and supply of 3D-printed firearms across Sydney’s west.

During the investigation, police seized 3D-printed firearms parts and five 3D-printed pistols. The items will undergo further forensic examination.

Following extensive inquiries, Strike Force Raptor detectives, with assistance from Strike Force Raptor Operations Support Group (OSG), executed a search warrant at a home at St Marys from 6am today (Tuesday 11 August 2020).

During the search, officers seized a number of items relevant to the investigation.

A 29-year-old man was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of supply unregistered firearm (pistol), four counts of unauthorised supply of firearm part, three counts of supply/give ammunition to person not authorised and unlawfully sell firearm parts 3 times or more within 1 year.

Police will allege in court that the man was involved in the supply of 3D-printed firearms and firearm parts across Sydney.

He was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today (Tuesday 11 August 2020).

Anyone with information about this manufacture and supply of prohibited firearms is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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