Police Bust Another Multi-Million Dollar Heroin Shipment in NJ

By Victoria Kim 01/06/15

Authorities discovered $1.2 million worth of heroin during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.


New Jersey authorities intercepted a multi-million dollar shipment of heroin bound for New York City on Christmas Eve, the second major shipment intercepted in Warren County in recent months.

The $1.2 million heroin stash was discovered when state police and federal drug agents stopped and searched the suspects’ car on Interstate 80. The suspects, Dany Valerio-Francisco, 41, and Vionel Rondon-Cortorreal, 26, have been charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, and conspiracy, according to police.

According to a criminal complaint filed in New Jersey Superior Court in Belvidere, the men are accused of agreeing to transport roughly 33 pounds of heroin to New York City, before being intercepted by police in Knowlton Township.

If convicted of the most serious count, the two men, both from the Bronx, could face up to 20 years in prison. They have been sent to Warren County Prison on $300,000 bail set by a New Jersey Superior Court judge.

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