NORTH BERGEN AND BEYOND – The North Bergen Police Department Narcotics Unit arrested three alleged drug traffickers and seized approximately $250,000 worth of suspected cocaine, heroin, crystal methamphetamines and marijuana in a drug bust on Tuesday, June 2, according to Police Chief Robert Dowd.
Working with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents from New Jersey and New York, NBPD officers executed a search warrant at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and apprehended the alleged dealers at an apartment on the 7400 block of Broadway, Dowd said.
Naisha Correa, 23, of Union City, and Wilken Sanchez, 26, of New York, N.Y., were charged with: possession of a controlled dangerous substance; possession with intent to distribute; conspiracy to distribute narcotics; intent to distribute narcotics within 1,000 feet of a school zone (Robert Fulton); and intent to distribute narcotics within 500 feet of a public park, Dowd said.
A warrant for the arrest of Remy Castillo, 27, of Jersey City for the same five charges has been drawn up, Dowd said, as Castillo is in the custody of the DEA in New York City on alleged gun charges related to this arrest.
Recently formed, the Narcotics Unit receives specialized training in drug investigations.
“The unit is making a significant impact to stem the tide of narcotics distribution within North Bergen and improve quality of life for law abiding residents,” said Dowd, who was appointed by Mayor Nicholas Sacco last year.
"These arrests should send a clear message to criminals looking to cash in on the sale of illegal drugs that North Bergen is the wrong place to set up shop,” Dowd said. “Our Narcotics Unit is comprised of talented investigators who have been given the resources to root out drug trafficking in our community, and they will continue to work hard to keep North Bergen safe for all of us.”