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Philly Pair With $60,000 In Suspected Drug Money Busted In Fort Lee Stop

Luis Javier Vasquez, 27, and Pedro Diaz
Luis Javier Vasquez, 27, and Pedro Diaz Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

FORT LEE, N.J. – Narcotics detectives from the Bergen County prosecutor’s office arrested two Philadelphia men and seized $60,000 in suspected drug money that they said they found in a secret compartment during a Fort Lee traffic stop.

Luis Javier Vasquez, 27, and Pedro Diaz, 36, were taken into custody and later released pending court hearings after their silver 2007 Hyundai Sonata was stopped and charged, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said Thursday.

Both were charged with “transporting or possessing property believed to be derived from criminal activity," the prosecutor said.

Vasquez also was charged with using a bogus driver’s license, as well as identity theft and impersonation, Grewal said.

The money will be subject to forfeiture proceedings.

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