Undercover Officers Bust Fencing Operation in NW D.C.: Police

Guns, drugs and cash seized

An undercover operation revealed much more than car washes and window tinting going on at an auto shop in northwest Washington, according to police.

Discount Auto Sounds in the 5400 block of Georgia Avenue NW was a fencing operation, dealing in stolen goods, according to police.

For two months, undercover police went in to exchange stolen items for guns, cash and drugs, police said.

Maryland State Police, who cooperated with the Metropolitan Police Department in the investigation, executed a search warrant in Maryland Monday and arrested 39-year-old Tom Van Huynh, police said. State police seized three handguns, an AK-47, some prescription pain killers and $26,000 in cash, police said. They also found a Honda Civic with police equipment and fraudulent credentials.

D.C. police executed a separate search warrant and found electronics and documents connected to the case, police said.

A man News4 talked to at the store Tuesday said he didn’t know anything about it.

Huynh is being charged with felony trafficking stolen property, distribution of heroin and receiving stolen property, pending extradition to D.C.

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