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Gold, Cash, Diamonds Seized During Investigation of North Bergen Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

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North Bergen

Police investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash that occurred in North Bergen took two women into custody and confiscated hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, gold and diamond rings, police say.

According to authorities, Melissa Coda, 37, of Teaneck, and Yesenia Suriel, 30, of Brooklyn conspired to launder money with Olvy Torres, a 36-year-old man who they arrested for the September hit-and-run.

Police say they seized $1 million in cash and bags of diamonds from Torres when he turned himself in for the crash in North Bergen, which killed a 59-year-old woman.

According to police Suriel and Coda possessed more than $325,000 in cash, two kilograms of gold worth more than $40,000, and two diamond rings concealed in two safety deposit boxes.