In Australia there is a news that has quickly gone viral and that tells the story of how the police force of the city of Queensland has managed to arrest no less than five people during a operation against drug trafficking in the Nerang neighborhood of the Gold Coast.
What is truly surprising about this news is not precisely the fact that five drug traffickers have been arrested, something that is already news in itself, but because it has been discovered that these criminals had at their disposal four submachine guns that would have been manufactured in that same place thanks to the use of computers and 3D printers.
Five drug traffickers who had several submachine guns made by 3D printing were arrested.
As he commented John wacker, chief investigator of the Queensland police force, in an interview with ABC, he was able to confirm that it was the the first time that the discovery of weapons created by 3D printing occurred in the city.
According to reports, apparently and next to the submachine guns manufactured by 3D printing, chargers, silencers, various parts and all the necessary equipment to manufacture weapons were found.
Despite the fact that the authorities, at the time of the statements, were still pending the analysis of the Ballistics Department, John Wacker advanced that the 3D printed submachine guns were similar to the Israeli Uzi, which has the capacity to fire between 500 and 600 rounds per minute.