A 28-year-old Newark man found in possession of a loaded weapon following a traffic stop Monday on the George Washington Bridge has police investigating.
According to police, officer Patrick Devins saw a 2003 Honda cross a solid white line on the lower level at approximately 5:30 p.m.
When the officer stopped the vehicle, he noticed modifications that indicated a hidden compartment, often used to conceal contraband authorities said.
The driver, later identified as Haniel Saldana, allowed the search which ultimately led to the seizure of a loaded Glock 9-mm pistol.
Police arrested Saldana and charged him with possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, careless driving and making an unsafe lane change.
He was being held at the Bergen County Jail, according to police.