Press Release


For Immediate Release:
March 27, 2023

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of GABRIEL A. ORTIZ-REDONDO (DOB: 12/08/1993; single; unemployed) of 7552 Fincastle Way, Orlando, Florida for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

On March 23, 2023, during a narcotics 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, GABRIEL ORTIZ-REDONDO, was transporting two kilograms of cocaine using a sophisticated, electronically operated hidden compartment in the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, GABRIEL ORTIZ-REDONDO was arrested at the scene and charged with first-degree possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(1). ORTIZ-REDONDO was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.

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