Police: Two Secaucus men busted with six ounces of cocaine, $42.5k in cash


Two Secaucus men were busted with six ounces of cocaine and approximately $42,500 in cash when they were pulled over in town last week, police said. 

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Tuesday, November 20th at approximately 1:08 p.m., Secaucus Police Officers Joseph
Fuardo and Kiril Petrov stopped a Honda Odyssey for several motor vehicle violations on County Avenue, according to Police Capt. Dennis Miller.

During the stop, the officers had reason to believe that the vehicle contained illegal contraband. During a search of the vehicle, the officers seized approximately six ounces of suspected cocaine and over $40,500 in suspected drug proceeds, authorities said.

Additionally, the officers discovered a hidden compartment within the dashboard of the vehicle. The occupants, Randhis Vasquez, 44 and Omar Cabrera, 37, both of Secaucus were arrested, officials said.

Furthermore, both were found in possession of over $1,000 at the time of their arrest. Also, a nine-year-old boy was in the vehicle at the time of the stop, who was taken into protective custody and later released to his parent, police said.

Vasquez and Cabrera were each charged with possession of cocaine, possession of over five ounces cocaine with the intent to distribute, two counts of possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of public property, money laundering and endangering the welfare of a child, authorities said.

Both were processed and taken to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, officials said.

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