Task force finds stolen credit cards and cocaine: Bergen prosecutor

LEONIA, NJ — Narcotics task force members found cocaine and 14 stolen credit cards in a secret compartment during a vehicle search Thursday, Bergen County District Attorney Mark Musella said.

A task force investigation found that two New York men “were in possession of cocaine and involved in the identity theft of unsuspecting victims,” ​​Musella said.

Robert Diaz and Jose Pichardo have both been charged with second-degree trafficking in personally identifiable information, third-degree possession of cocaine and fourth-degree credit card theft, Musella said.

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Task force members searched Pichardo’s vehicle Thursday in Leonia, according to Musella.

They found cocaine and 14 stolen credit cards in “a sophisticated electronically controlled hidden compartment in the dashboard of the vehicle,” Musella said.

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Each credit card belongs to a different person, Musella said.

Diaz and Pichardo were taken to the Bergen County Jail, according to Musella.

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