Multiple crime guns seized in relation to Project Reproduction
The Calgary Police Service has seized multiple firearms, ammunition, 3D printers and drugs as part of a co-ordinated approach to target individuals linked to the manufacturing of 3D-printed firearms across Canada.
As part of Project Reproduction, EILTA Montreal (Équipe Intégrée de Lutte au Trafic d’Armes), an integrated weapons trafficking team based in Quebec, identified several individuals in the Calgary area who were believed to be linked to the manufacturing of 3D-printed firearms. Based on this information, the CPS Firearms Investigative Team began investigating.
On Tuesday, June 20, 2022, in co-ordination with more than 20 police agencies across Canada, the CPS conducted search warrants at four residences including in the:
- 200 block of Falmere Way N.E., in Calgary
- 0 to 100 block of Warwick Drive S.W., in Calgary
- 0 to 100 block of Covepark Terrace N.E., in Calgary
- 700 block of Boulder Creek Drive, in Langdon, Alta.
As a result, the following items were seized:
- Three 3D printers and corresponding filament
- Seven 3D-printed receivers
- One fully complete 3D-printed firearm
- Five rifles
- Three airsoft rifles
- Multiple rounds and types of ammunition
- 1.3 kilograms of powder and crack cocaine
Since last year, 3D-printed firearms have become more prevalent in Calgary. Through targeted enforcement, we are constantly working to identify individuals involved in illegal firearms manufacturing and hold them accountable. This investigation demonstrates the cross-jurisdictional nature of this type of crime and the success that a coordinated and concerted effort can have on public safety.
The CPS would like to thank EILTA Montreal, including the Sûreté du Québec, the Montreal Police Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canada Border Services Agency Canada, for leading this effort, as well as all of the other law enforcement partners across Canada who participated. A total of 440 firearms were seized as part of this effort across Canada.
The investigation in Calgary remains ongoing and charges are pending. Additional details will be released once charges are laid.
Addressing gun violence
Addressing gun violence continues to be a priority for our Service. Through investigation, prevention, and enforcement activities we have coordinated our resources to reduce victimization and enhance community safety.
Our efforts to address gun violence rely on strong community support. If you have information that could help an investigation, such as witnessing suspicious behaviour or vehicles, please contact police. Even something small can have a great impact on an investigation.
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