A New York man was busted outside the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City with $8,000 in cash, a roughly $13,000 check, four fake passports, marijuana and much more last night, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Bolade Akingboye, 25, of West Hempstead, N.Y., was charged with possession of a forged instrument, credit card theft, possession of a forged government document and possession of marijuana, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.
Around 6 p.m. yesterday, Port Authority police saw a 2012 Dodge Charger in the passenger seat enter the toll lane at the Holland Tunnel Toll plaza in Jersey City. The officer detected an odor of burning marijuana emanating from the vehicle, authorities said.
The officer pulled the auto over and Akingboye could not provide a valid insurance card, claiming that the vehicle belonged to his mother but could not produce any identification, either, officials said.
He also voluntarily told authorities that he had a marijuana â€˜roachâ€™ in the car. In the passenger compartment, he also had credit cards with different names, four passports with different names from different nations, police said.
Additionally, a check in the amount of $13,103.00 written to a name on one of the passports and over $8,000 in cash with a bank receipt on the car floor recovered, authorities said.
The suspect indicated that the cards belonged to his friends but could only name one of the names listed on the documents, officials said.
Akingboye was also issued a summons for failure to exhibit a valid insurance card. He was then arrested and transported to the Hudson County jail and his car was impounded, police said.