On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, following a more than four-month long investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations, the Jersey City Police Department, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General, multiple court-ordered search warrants were executed relating to a narcotics investigation. The investigation led to the seizure of over one kilo of suspected heroin, over 400 grams of fentanyl, three handguns, over $70,000 cash and $500,000 worth of jewelry, suspected to be proceeds from narcotics transactions.
“The Special Agents of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General are dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the Postal Service and its personnel,” said Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector-Northeast Area. “Although the majority of postal employees are hardworking individuals, there are some who choose to trade their integrity for greed and conspire with others to further their criminal behavior. All should know that the Agents of the Postal Service, Office of Inspector General will work tirelessly to bring them to justice. The USPS OIG is thankful for the great relationships we have developed with our law enforcement partners and with the Prosecutor’s Office to combat the shipment of illegal narcotics through the U.S. Mail.”
Additional arrests and charges are pending. The above charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.