A Willingboro drug suspect is one of four, and the only one with a New Jersey address, snagged as state troopers seize 120 kilograms of heroin with an estimated value of $9,600,000.


Omar Rodriguez, 37, was apprehended with Jesus Carrillo-Pineda, 30, of Sierra Mojada, Coahulia, Mexico; and Daniel Vazquez, 27, and Jesus Yanez-Martinez, 21, of Somerton, Arizona, according to New Jersey State Police.

The arrests culminated a month-long probe of trafficking. State troopers and North Bergen police moved in after watching an alleged deal in a parking lot Wednesday, involving Carrillo-Pineda, Vazquez and Yanes-Martinez. Authorities said that they seized 40 kilograms of heroin.

The following day, state troopers and Willingboro police arrested Rodriguez after a search of a Berkshire Lane house yielded 80 kilograms of heroin, three kilograms of methamphetamine, 50,000 Percocets, three kilograms of suspected fentanyl, and items related to distribution, authorities said.

Rodriguez was placed in the Burlington County Jail on charges ofh possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and possession of paraphernalia. Carrillo-Pineda, Vazquez and Yanez-Martinea face counts of possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and conspriacy, and are in the Hudson County Jail.

All four await bail hearings.

Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.

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