Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo announced three men have been charged in connection with a Camden drug trafficking organization accused of distributing heroin and methamphetamine.
Arrested in a raid on Thursday morning by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Suburban Narcotics Task Force (SNTF) were Wilguin Cruz, 38, of Camden, Willy Quezada-Jimenez, 30, of Marlton, and Emanuel Jimenez, 29, of Philadelphia.
Authorities executed a search warrant around 10:45 a.m. at a shipping business at 2011 River Road in Camden and seized four pounds of methamphetamine, 1,939 stamp bags of heroin, 11.5 ounces of unpackaged heroin, a vial of liquid Fentanyl, various drug paraphernalia and small quantities of cocaine and pills. The total street value of the drugs is estimated at approximately $200,000. Also seized were a 2010 GMC Arcadia and two loaded large capacity magazines.
SNTF detectives were able to determine Cruz and his codefendants were operating out of the business through a five-month investigation.
Cruz, Quezada-Jimenez and Jimenez are each charged with two first-degree counts of maintaining a drug production facility, two first-degree counts of drug distribution, two second-degree counts of conspiring to distribute drugs, two third-degree counts of drug possession and one fourth-degree weapons offense.
All three were remanded to the Camden County Jail in lieu of bail totaling $1.6 million. Officials from Homeland Security Investigations have been notified since all three suspects were determined to be from the Dominican Republic and are residing in the United States illegally.
The SNTF received assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration-High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Federal Bureau of Investigation-South Jersey Violent Offender Gang Task Force, Pennsauken Police Department, Camden County Sheriff’s Office SERT Team and Camden County Police Department.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Released Friday, August 14, 2015.