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Bergen County Traffic Stop Ends in Arrest of Two Armed Males

By rlsmetro on
Bergen County

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of Mr. Richards Mercedes Avika, 24, and Hector B. Mercedes Cedeno, 37, on drug and firearm-related offenses.

Officials said on September 8, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force conducted a motor vehicle stop on a white Nissan Murano as it was traveling on Interstate 95 North in the area of Leonia. 

According to police, a vehicle search revealed an aftermarket electronic hidden compartment located in the center console.

The hidden compartment contained a drug press, a 9mm handgun and a magazine loaded with hollow nose bullets.

Both men were arrested on the scene without incident.

The incident is under investigation.