Secret compartment in car leads to cocaine bust, cops say

PALISADES PARK -- A man was arrested after police searched through his car and home on Friday and found thousands of dollars of suspected cocaine, authorities said. Jose Baez, 44 of Palisades Park, faces a number of drug-related and money laundering...

Secret compartment in car leads to cocaine bust, cops say

PALISADES PARK -- A man was arrested after police searched through his car and home on Friday and found thousands of dollars of suspected cocaine, authorities said. Jose Baez, 44 of Palisades Park, faces a number of drug-related and money laundering...

27 February 2017 Monday 17:02
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Secret compartment in car leads to cocaine bust, cops say

PALISADES PARK -- A man was arrested after police searched through his car and home on Friday and found thousands of dollars of suspected cocaine, authorities said.

Jose Baez, 44 of Palisades Park, faces a number of drug-related and money laundering charges, according to a news release from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.

Jose Baez, 44 of Palisades ParkBergen County Prosecutor's Office 

The prosecutor's office pulled over Baez on Friday in Fort Lee and he gave police consent to search his car. There, authorities found an "electronic hidden compartment" where $63,500 was stashed, they said.

Police obtained a court order to search his home, where they found almost $319,000 and about four kilograms of suspected cocaine, authorities said.

Baez was held at the Bergen County Jail awaiting his first appearance in the Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court.

Sara Jerde may be reached at sjerde@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @SaraJerde.

 

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