Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of Carlos Rodriguez-Hernández, 50, of NY.
According to authorities, officers conducted a motor vehicle stop conducted in the area of Fort Lee on a black 2006 Honda Pilot.
A subsequent consent search revealed $49,705.00 of U.S. currency in an electronically operated aftermarket hidden compartment.
The vehicle was occupied by Rodriguez-Hernández.
Police charged Hernandez with one count of Transporting or Possessing Property Known or which a Reasonable Person Would Believe to derive from Criminal Activity, specifically by possessing $49,705.00 in United States Currency, a crime of the third degree.
Authorities released Rodriguez-Hernández on his own recognizance pending a Central Judicial Processing hearing on August 16.
Prosecutor Grewal states that this charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.