Police officers recently apprehended two NY men accused of possessing cocaine in Hackensack, New Jersey. The suspects were captured as part of a sting operation conducted by U.S. Homeland Security.
Law enforcement began an investigation into the suspects after receiving information about a large shipment of cocaine into Hackensack NJ. The Hackensack Police Department, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, and US Homeland Security Investigations joined forces to investigate the alleged drug operation.
Detectives conducted surveillance and reportedly observed the suspects as they met in a New York livery cab. Police officers tracked the taxi to Hackensack NJ, where they stopped the car and placed the suspects under arrest.
Authorities subsequently searched the suspect and allegedly found two kilograms of cocaine.
The suspects include a 52-year-old Bronx NY man and a 42-year-old Bronx NY man.
The suspects face criminal charges for multiple drug offenses, including possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspects were transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. Both suspects were being held at the correctional facility on separate $175K bail amounts.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “N.Y. Men with 2 Kilos of Coke Nabbed in Hackensack, Officials Say.”