Three women were arrested at AJ’s Go-Go Bar in Secaucus after an undercover sting revealed prostitution and cocaine possession, Police Chief Dennis Miller said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
This month, a concerned citizen reported that prostitution and the distribution of cocaine is ongoing at AJ’s Go-Go Bar, located at 201 Secaucus Road.
During the week of November 14th, undercover police officers from the Secaucus Police Department, under the direction of the Anti-Crime Unit, were inside AJ’s Go-Go Bar investigating these complaints.
Three arrests were made after the undercover police officers were offered sexual favors in exchange for money. During a search incident to arrest, Lara M. Murad was found in possession of a quantity of suspected cocaine.
“The Secaucus Police Department will continue to investigate every complaint from our citizenry,” Miller said in a statement.
“I commend the efforts of our investigative personnel for their continued hard work. I am hopeful that our criminal justice system and State Alcohol Beverage Control Board will hold those responsible for allowing this criminal activity to continue, accountable.”
Yuri Duran, 34, of Newark, was charged with engaging in prostitution and hindering apprehension for giving a false name.
Additionally, Lara M. Murad, 44, of Jersey City was charged with engaging in prostitution, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Finally, Isabella Molina-Morales, 30, of Elizabeth, was charged with engaging in prostitution.
These arrests follow nine separate arrests that were made on December 14th, 2021 for charges ranging from promoting prostitution to distribution of cocaine after a six-month long investigation.