Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of Enoc Suarez-Pimentel, 34, of Passaic and Alexon J. of Collado, 32, Paterson on charges of Money Laundering and Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine. These arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
According to police, on Tuesday, October 20, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (BCPO) Narcotic Task Force conducted a motor vehicle stop in Elmwood Park, of a car operated by Suarez-Pimentel.
Police report that during the stop, Collado, who was in the front passenger seat, attempted to conceal a backpack containing approximately $30,000 under his seat.
Bergen County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Roy alerted detectives that narcotics were present in the vehicle, and a subsequent search of the vehicle yielded approximately three kilograms of suspected cocaine in an electronically operated hidden compartment in the dashboard.
BCPO detectives obtained a court-authorized search warrant and subsequently searched Collado’s residence with the assistance of the Paterson Police Department.
According to police, officers located an additional 500 grams of suspected cocaine and approximately $59,000, which is believed to be the proceeds of illegal drug sales.
Suarez-Pimentel was charged with Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine.
Collado was charged with Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Cocaine and Money Laundering.
Suarez-Pimentel and Collado were both remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending their first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.