YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Ridgefield Park police seized several rounds of armor-piercing bullets, more than a dozen ounces of cocaine and $30,000 cash while arresting two men after a Route 46 traffic stop.
Officer Brad Gilmore stopped a 2007 Saturn on eastbound Route 46 at 1:45 a.m. yesterday after the driver changed lanes several times without signaling and tailgated other motorists, Capt. Daniel Hippe told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this morning.
As he approached the vehicle, Gilmore “spotted several air fresheners on the floor, as well as others sticking out of the seams of the floor edges,” Hippe said.
The spare tire compartment cover also was ajar, he said.
Gilmore then detected “an overwhelming odor of air freshener, which is often used as a masking agent to hide the smell of narcotics,” the captain told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
After obtaining consent to search, he said, the officer discovered a secret compartment. A search warrant was then obtained and the arrests made.
Sandro Jerez Burgos, 41, of the Bronx was being held on $500,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, and 26-year-old Carlos Noyer Nunez on $350,000 bail.
Both are charged with possession of body armor-penetrating bullets, distributing drugs, possessing drugs and possessing proceeds from criminal activity.
A second passenger was released without charges.
Sandro Jerez Burgos, Carlos Noyer Nunez (MUGSHOTS: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF)
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