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Police in Calgary lay dozens of charges against two men over 3-D gun manufacturing

Two men suspected of running a firearms production and trafficking operation are now facing 66 charges.

CALGARY — Police in Calgary have arrested two men suspected of running a firearms production and trafficking operation.

So far this year, Calgary officers have seized more than 1,200 firearms, including more than 300 believed to have been used in committing a crime.

Of the guns used in suspected crimes, nine per cent were homemade or 3-D printed — a significant increase over last year.

Acting Staff Sgt. Ben Lawson says the 3-D-printed guns are a growing trend and function the same as regular firearms.

Following an investigation that began last November, police have now laid 66 charges against the two suspects.

Brandon Vincent-Wager and Justin Kumar are appear in court late next month on charges that include firearms manufacturing, firearms trafficking and possession of firearms or restricted devices.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 25, 2022

The Canadian Press

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