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An Edmonton man is facing several charges related to 3D printed guns after a nation-wide investigation initiated by the Quebec Provincial Police, city police say.

According to a Wednesday release, in early 2023, the EPS Firearms Investigation Unit (FIU) was notified by the QPP Firearms Team (ELITA) of an Edmonton-based man was purchasing parts specifically for 3D printed firearms from a supplier in Montreal.

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On June 20, 2023, investigators obtained a search warrant of a house and vehicle located in Edmonton and seized a significant number of 3D printed firearms.

Among the items seized were a large commercial-grade 3D printer and firearm blueprints, three loaded handguns, 16 privately manufactured Glock-style handguns, a steel privately manufactured firearm, 27 high-capacity magazines and two prohibited semi-automatic firearms that police believe were smuggled into Canada from the United States.

“3D printed firearms are not new; however, this is the first significant seizure of them in the Edmonton area and the second largest seizure part of Project Reproduction in Western Canada,” said Staff Sgt. Eric Stewart with the EPS Guns and Gangs Section.

Roy Evan Tucker, 29 is charged with 43 offences related to firearms manufacturing, including 13 counts of firearms trafficking, 13 counts of possession of firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized and nine counts of possession of prohibited weapon/device.

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