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Seized plastic handguns which were created using 3D printing technology are displayed at Kanagawa police station in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, in this photo taken by Kyodo May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Kyodo

Japanese man arrested for possessing guns made by 3D printer

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TOKYO (Reuters) - A 27-year-old Japanese man was arrested on Thursday for illegally possessing handguns made by a three-dimensional printer, media said, marking the first such case in Japan, a country that takes pride in its low crime rate.

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Police in April found five plastic guns and a 3D printer at the suspect's home in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo.

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