Police: West New York man caught with 4.5 pounds of heroin at Newark Airport


A West New York man was busted with four-and-a-half pounds of suspected heroin at the Newark Airport late Friday night after coming back from a trip to Ecuador, police said.

David Molina-Haro. Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.
David Molina-Haro. Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

David Molina-Haro, 39, of West New York, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin), according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

At about 10:30 pm on Friday, August 19, Port Authority police at Newark Airport arrested Molina-Haro after he was caught with a large quantity of suspected heroin concealed in packages labeled “Café” & “Nestle Recacao” during a routine inspection, officials said.

He had arrived at the airport after a flight from Ecuador and was arrested without incident, authorities said.


  1. Have you heard the news, Have you Heard the NEWS! David went all the way to Ecuador to buy the kind of “coffee” I see the toll-takers toking to keep themselves up at night! Hey David, you want a tip? “Don’t shoot where you drink,” or something like that!

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