The bust, which occurred after police intervened in an attempted early morning gun buy at the corner of North Conduit Avenue and Farmers Boulevard in Springfield Gardens, capped an 11-month investigation, known as "Operation Tripod," that led to the seizure of 114 guns valued at well over $100,000. Police seized 17 guns Sunday alone after detectives, according to court documents, observed a man allegedly placing packages in a portable bathroom at a construction site on 145th Avenue and 178th Place. The suspects then proceeded to a gas station on North Conduit Avenue, the prearranged location for the gun sale, where they were arrested by police, who had both locations under surveillan
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