King Cobras gang member charged with possession of 3D printed semi-automatic weapon


A man was arrested and two firearms seized following an incident in Māngere East. Photo / Hayden Woodward

Pleas of not guilty have been retained for a member of the King Cobras gang charged with possessing a 3D printed semi-automatic weapon – among other gun-related offenses.

The temporary name deletion, however, will remain in place for the 24-year-old. The defendant did not attend today as a brief hearing was held on his behalf in the Manukau District Court.

Police said they went to an address in East Tamaki on November 6 where a 3D printed gun and ammunition was located.

“A search warrant was subsequently executed at an address in ÅŒtāhuhu where air rifles were located,” a police spokesperson told the Herald earlier.

The 3D pistol was identified as an FGC-9 JStark1809 – a semi-automatic pistol, the design of which was published on the Internet in 2020.

The man was also charged with possession of 9mm caliber ammunition, punishable by up to four years in prison, and unlawful possession of an illegal magazine for the bullets, punishable by a penalty of up to four years in prison. go up to two years in prison.

In addition, the man was charged with a separate offense involving a shooting on October 30 in Māngere.

Police were called in for a shootout along Yates Rd in Māngere around 10:30 a.m. on October 30.

A witness told the Herald that a man, believed to be a member of the King Cobra gang, was hit by his motorcycle and gunshots were heard. But no one was injured, police said.

A man was arrested on the day of the shooting and police said they spoke to a number of gang members.


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