Auckland gang member facing 3D-printed gun charge has pleas deemed not guilty – Stuff.co.nz

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The man first appeared at Manukau District Court on November 6. (File photo)

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The man first appeared at Manukau District Court on November 6. (File photo)

A 24-year-old gang member charged with possessing a 3D-printed gun will be back in court in February.

The man, who has interim name suppression, first appeared in Manukau District Court on November 8 charged with being in possession of a 3D-printed FGC-9 JSTARK1809, which is a prohibited firearm.

He is further charged with being in unlawful possession of ammunition and a 9mm prohibited magazine.

The man is also facing separate charges in relation to an incident on October 30 in Māngere.

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He is charged with carrying a shotgun and also discharging the shotgun with reckless disregard for the safety of others.

A 3D-printed gun found in raids in Australia. (File photo)

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A 3D-printed gun found in raids in Australia. (File photo)

The man, who did not appear in court on Monday, had his pleas deemed not guilty and will reappear in court in February.

A police spokesman said the gang member was arrested at an East Tamaki address where the 3D-printed gun and ammunition was found on November 6.

Air rifles were later found at an Ōtāhuhu property.

Back in May, police found a 3D-printed firearm at a West Auckland gang pad, which was believed to be the first such seizure in New Zealand.

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