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Fort Lee Man Arrested for Money Laundering After Traffic Stop

Bergen County

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Bergen County authorities announced the arrest of a Fort Lee resident for money laundering.

According to officials, on December 19, during a money laundering investigation, The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle traveling through Bergen County.

The car was operated by Mr. Alexander Mercado, 40,  of Fort Lee.

Officials say a search of the car revealed that Mercado was transporting $31,680.00 in U.S. currency, believed to be derived from criminal activity.

According to the investigation, Alexander Mercado was arrested without incident and charged with third-degree money laundering.

Mercado was released pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.