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Troopers Seize $5.4M in Narcotics During Safety Inspection in Warren County

By kcora on
Greenwich Township

A commercial vehicle safety inspection on eastbound Interstate 78 at milepost 6.2 in Greenwich Township, yesterday, led to the seizure of 74 kilograms of powder heroin and cocaine, according to police.

At 4:24 p.m., Tpr. I James Agens of the New Jersey State Police Mobile Safe Freight Unit stopped a tractor-trailer driven by Henry Cruz-Ventura, 39, of Los Angles, C.A., to conduct a commercial motor vehicle safety inspection.

During the inspection, Tpr. Agens discovered boxes comingled throughout the load that were not consistent with the legitimate cargo, in addition to several other indicators consistent with criminal activity.

As a result of the investigation, Tpr. Agens and assisting troopers searched the truck and seized 64 kilograms of heroin and 10 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated value of $5.47 million.

Henry Cruz-Ventura was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession with intent to distribute.

He was lodged at the Warren County Jail in lieu of $250,000 full cash bail.

Photos: New Jersey State Police