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Printed firearms found on Kangaroo Island

21 Sep 2022 7:01pm

Yesterday South Australia Police Serious Firearm Crime Investigation Section and Australian Border Force searched a property on Kangaroo Island, locating a 3D printer with several homemade firearms.

Police also found a number of homemade prohibited weapons, ammunition and a book containing instructions to manufacture explosives.

A 24-year-old Kangaroo Island man was arrested for serious firearms offences including manufacture of firearms, possess prescribed firearms, possess ammunition without licence, insecure ammunition, possess prohibited weapons and possess instructions for making explosive device.

ABF Acting Border Force Superintendent Tom Williams said that his officers continue to remain vigilant of illegal firearm activity to ensure criminal actors do not get the opportunity to endanger members of the community.

“The ABF works tirelessly in protecting the community by targeting those seeking to create or import illicit firearms through advanced analytical techniques and technology,” said Superintendent Tom Williams.

“We work closely with our partner agencies to disrupt criminals seeking to obtain illegal firearms and firearm parts which can potentially harm the Australian community.”

The man has been bailed to appear in the Kingscote Court on 21 November 2022.