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RNC dismantle firearms trafficking network, man facing 140 charges

The RNC have shut down an organized crime network in the province.

The investigation began in October of 2020 and on February 11, 2022 police executed search warrants at two residences in the Northeast Avalon region.

Two males were arrested in connection with the investigation.

As a result of the investigation, police seized a significant number of illegally acquired and produced firearms.

Officers also seized three 3D printers used to manufacture firearms, several partially manufactured 3D printed firearms, 3D printed firearm suppressors (silencers), firearm barrels, slides and other parts, four non-restricted firearms, two restricted firearms, nine prohibited firearms, assorted firearm magazines, a ballistic vest (bullet-proof), an assortment of ammunition, and 3D printed brass knuckles.

Police have arrested 40-year-old Scott Waterman from Torbay. The accused has been charged with over 140 offences related to the possession of firearms, and the manufacturing and trafficking of weapons and was held to appear in Provincial Court.

This investigation is continuing and anyone who may have information to assist the investigation is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or contact Crime Stoppers.


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