Spanish police attacked a 3D-printed weapons factory
Spanish police attacked a 3D-printed weapons factory

Spanish police said: A fake assault rifle, small arms, multiple pistols, Teasers and a cleaver were found in an arsenal of weapons seized from a Spanish manufacturer. They found that the weapons they made were 3D printed using the technology.

Officials raided an illegal weapons workshop in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, and arrested its owner, who was accused of representing the illegal possession of weapons and explosives by a group of right-wing extremists.

"This is the first factory in Spain that has found this type," the Spanish National Police said in a statement. It also includes 3D printing equipment that can make cannon barrels in just 2 minutes.

There are also pamphlets on terrorism, guerrilla warfare in the city, the use of 3D printing to make explosives at home, gorgeous white literature and gun holsters with the German army emblem.

The statement said: The professional dog team of the explosives police discovered chemicals that can be used in the manufacture of explosives.

Police also found 9 boxes of ammunition, a silencer, shrapnel from a two rifle barrel, and a plastic mold for making the triggers and other small arms parts.

The company confiscated two 3D printers, 11 disks of filament used in the 3D printer, and several computers used to manufacture them.

The operation took place on September 14 last year, but it happened repeatedly in Spain, and the judge's order, it was kept confidential until the police clarified the details.

According to a police report, 3D printed weapons are part of the emerging threat of illegal arms smuggling in Europe.

The statement cited a terrorist attack in Germany in October 2019 that was carried out with a 3D-printed rifle.

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