NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Authorities have broken up a gun pipeline that allegedly used discount Chinatown buses to transport illegal weapons from Florida, officials announced Wednesday.
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Investigators found the firearms were often stored in the luggage compartments of the buses and transported to New York from Florida, where they were purchased at various gun shows, officials said. Many were resold for up to four times the original price, officials said.