PARAMUS, N.J. – An Uber driver and his wife had their 1-year-old daughter in the car with them when they were stopped in Hackensack with 5,750 bags of heroin stashed in a secret compartment, authorities said Tuesday.
Henry Martinez-Diaz, 41, and Yanery Martinez-Diaz, 34, both of Paterson, were stopped on westbound Route 4 on Monday by Narcotics Task Force detectives, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo said.
Along with the heroin found in an electronically operated “trap,” investigators seized $1,021 in suspected drug proceeds, he said.
A judge on Wednesday released the Martinez-Diazes, with conditions, pending further court action on drug possession and child endangerment charges.
The girl was turned over to the custody of the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency.
The stop came only four days after members of the unit found 3,250 bags of heroin similarly stashed in a 2007 Jeep during a stop in Hackensack.
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