Australian police seize a 3D printer intended to manufacture weapons

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If only a few weeks ago we talked about how the Australian police force had arrested some drug traffickers from whom they had managed to seize a series of weapons, of which several made by 3D printingNow it is the turn to see how the agents, in their search to get rid of this group of criminals, have managed to find what seems to be their headquarters where they have taken several surprises.

As has been commented in the press release published by those responsible for the raid, apparently it was possible to follow the trail of this group of criminals to Melbourne where nothing less than the printer 3D used by them to make the weapons used by a good part of those belonging to a band that was made up of seven men and two women. In addition to this, the police seized two cars, cash and drugs.

Seized one of the 3D printers responsible for the manufacture of weapons printed in Australia.

Undoubtedly a finding that has left more than one agent speechless since, despite the fact that they themselves have used 3D printing in forensic areas, they confirm that they are surprised by how this technology, so novel at the moment, has already reached the hands of criminals that have begun to use it in the manufacture of weapons. This is precisely an issue of great concern to the police, who are now trying to stop the flow of these homemade weapons.

As a detail, tell you that Australia is precisely one of the pioneers in trying to legislate the use of this type of weapon, however it was something like a year ago when it was prohibited by law that any citizen could even possess some type of file usable to manufacture firearms using 3D printing techniques.


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