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Last Minute Christmas Shopping : Bronx man had 13 pounds of raw heroin in car at Garden State Plaza


DECEMBER 19, 2015, 10:32 AM    LAST UPDATED: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2015, 3:16 PM

Authorities arrested a 33-year-old Bronx man Friday afternoon at the Garden State Plaza who they allege had 13 pounds of raw heroin in his car, according to a media release.

In the release, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said that at about 1:45 p.m. Friday Passaic sheriff’s detectives along with the investigators from the state Attorney General’s Office Gang/Organized Crime Bureau pulled over Daniel A. Cespedes in a white Honda Accord as part of a joint undercover operation at the mall, in Paramus.

“After the stop, detectives observed the driver acting in a suspicious manner,” Berdnik said.

Officers allege that they saw Cespedes trying to hide an orange tool bag behind the front passenger seat. Police then searched the vehicle and found 13 pounds of raw heroin, with a wholesale value of more than $500,000, according to the release.