Border Agents Seize 3D-Printed Guns Near Saint John

Federal border agents laid 11 charges last month against a 31-year-old man after a firearms seizure involving 3D-printed guns.

The Canada Border Services Agency intercepted and seized a suspicious package in November at an international mail processing centre.

Agents say the package, which was addressed to a resident of Garnett Settlement, N.B., contained two prohibited overcapacity 9mm magazines.

With help from the RCMP, investigators searched a home in Garnett Settlement, near Saint John, on Jan. 20.

“During the search, CBSA seized a prohibited 3D-printed 9mm handgun with a prohibited overcapacity 15-round magazine and silencer, a restricted.22 calibre handgun, a bolt action rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun,” reads a news release.

That same day, CBSA Criminal Investigations charged Bradley Hoy, 31, with the following:

  • Four counts – Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Two counts – Possession of a Prohibited Device
  • One count – Tampering with a Serial Number
  • Four counts – Unsafe Storage contrary to regulations

Hoy appeared in New Brunswick Provincial Court before being remanded into custody.

He was scheduled to make his next court appearance on Tuesday.

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