Ontario Provincial Police and local law enforcement agencies throughout northern Ontario have arrested several people as part of an operation that is being conducted across the country to combat the manufacture and sale of private-made firearms.
Two individuals have been arrested in North Bay recently for an investigation into 3D-printed firearms.
“Two people face multiple firearm-related charges after the OPP-led Provincial Joint Forces Guns and Gangs Enforcement Team and North Bay Police Service (NBPS) seized a 3D printer, loaded 3D printed firearms, ammunition and suspected fentanyl,” said OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique, in a recent social media post.
Social media images show two 3D-printed handguns and a 3D-printer found in a home.
“Thank you to the OPP-led Provincial Joint Forces Guns and Gangs Enforcement Team for their ongoing partnership in cases like this,” said the NBPS in a subsequent social media post.
“Working together we are helping make all Ontario communities safer.”
Carrique stated that the investigators in this type of case are doing a great job.
CTV News has reached out to OPP and the North Bay Police Service for more details surrounding the investigation and arrest – those requests for comment have not yet been returned.
In a recent arrest, the police in North Bay seized 3D printers, 3D printed guns, ammunition and suspected fentanyl. (Supplied/OPP)Check back to CTVNewsNorthernOntario.ca for updates on this story as they become available.