Press Release


For Immediate Release:
March 31, 2023

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of RAMI FAOZI AZAM (DOB: 9/23/1981; single; cook) of 704 Sycamore Street, Weldon, NC, and MOHAMMED SUHAIL RAWASHEDH (DOB: 3/02/1990; single; grocery store owner) of 704 Sycamore Street, Weldon, NC, for money laundering. The arrests are the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

On March 29, 2023, during a money laundering investigation, detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle as it traveled through Bergen County, NJ. The investigation revealed that the driver, MOHAMMED SUHAIL RAWASHEDH, and the passenger, RAMI FAOZI AZAM, were transporting approximately $36,000 in cash.

As a result of the investigation, MOHAMMED SUHAIL RAWASHEDH and RAMI FAOZI AZAM were arrested at the scene and charged with third-degree money laundering, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-25a. They were both released on their own recognizance pending their first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for its assistance in this investigation.