Japan makes first arrest over 3-D printer guns: Reports
Published on May 8, 2014 1:50 PM
TOKYO (AFP) - A Japanese man suspected of possessing guns made with a 3-D printer has been arrested, reports said on Thursday, in what was said to be the country's first such detention.
Officers who raided the home of Yoshitomo Imura, a 27-year-old college employee, confiscated five weapons, two of which had the potential to fire lethal bullets, broadcaster NHK said.
They also recovered a 3-D printer from the home in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, but did not find any ammunition for the guns, Jiji Press reported.
It is the first time Japan's firearm control law has been applied to the possession of guns produced by 3-D printers, Jiji reported.
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