By Patrick Madden
D.C. Police are hailing a recent undercover operation that netted more than a 120 illegal guns and $1.5 million in narcotics.
Police Chief Cathy Lanier is calling the operation the most successful sting since the 1970s. Undercover officers set up a fake auto-body shop in Northeast D.C.
Lanier says the officers told their confidential informants on the street to spread the word: they were in the market for guns and narcotics.
Police Chief Cathy Lanier says for seven months the officers made deals with violent street gangs and drug crews. Lanier says the operation helped police arrest more than 40 people.