Bergen County officials announced the arrests of Nixandra Franco-Rodriguez of Chester, PA and Gilberto Jimenez-Estrada of Camden on charges of Money Laundering and Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance.
The arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.
On July 20, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force conducted a motor vehicle stop in Fort Lee.
A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of suspected marijuana inside the passenger seatback pouch, four Oxycodone pills in the passenger’s satchel, and $299,680 inside a suitcase in the passenger compartment.
The driver of the vehicle, Franco-Rodriguez, was arrested and charged with Money Laundering and Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance.
The passenger, Jimenez-Estrada, was arrested and charged with Money Laundering, Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance and a disorderly persons offense.
They were both released pending an appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court.
The charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.