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D.C. sting nets drugs, guns: Report

An undercover sting run out of a fake auto body shop in Northeast turned up quite a bit of loot, according to a report from the Washington Examiner:

Investigators took a former auto body shop in the Langdon Park neighborhood in Northeast Washington, installed hidden cameras, hung a sign made from materials purchased at Home Depot and used informants to put word on the street. They called the phony business E.B's Auto Shop, a name chosen by using a police lieutenant's initials, and said E.B.'s was in the market for drugs and black market guns.
The cover story spread by undercover police was that they were interested in buying illegal firearms to package up and send to Mexico for the escalating drug war.
"The first buy came on June 24, the first day the shop opened," said Sgt. Dale Sutherland.
That day, police said, African drug dealers came in with 73 grams of heroin for about $7,000.

You can read the full story on the the Examiner's web site.

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 16, 2009; 8:54 AM ET
Categories:  The District  
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