East Rutherford Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Sold Handguns to Undercover Detective
East Rutherford New Jersey police recently apprehended a man who allegedly tried to sell handguns and ammunition to undercover detectives.
The suspect is a 77-year-old male who lives in Bayonne, New Jersey. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office has issued a statement declaring that the suspect set up a meeting with an undercover cop and agreed to sell a number of firearms, in addition to bullets.
Bergen County authorities said that the suspect “offered three handguns with ammunition for sale” during his meeting with the undercover officer.
After the suspect allegedly tried to sell the weapons, East Rutherford NJ cops arrested him. While placing the suspect under arrest, police officers reportedly seized a total of three handguns, as well as an unspecified quantity of ammunition.
East Rutherford NJ police later searched the suspect’s home in Bayonne and reportedly found a loaded handgun. Police officers also seized roughly $100,000 in cash from the suspect’s residence.
The suspect has been charged with several counts of illegal distribution of a firearm without a valid registration or license.
Police are still actively investigating the suspect, so there could be additional criminal charges forthcoming.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was released from custody on his own recognizance. The suspect will need to make an appearance in Bergen County Superior Court at a later date so that he can answer the criminal charges against him.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man, 77, Offered to Sell Handguns with Ammo, Cops Say.”