TWO MEN CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING
For Immediate Release:
October 30, 2023
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of LUIS N. VAZQUEZ-ALVAREZ (DOB: 5/26/1986; single; unemployed) of 3213 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA, and JUAN CARRION-TORRES (DOB: 11/03/1978; single; unemployed) of 701 S. 4th Street, Camden, NJ on a charge of money laundering. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.
On October 26, 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 VAZQUEZ-ALVAREZ and CARRION-TORRES were transporting $23,605.00 U.S. currency, believed to be derived from criminal activity.
As a result of the investigation, both VAZQUEZ-ALVAREZ and CARRION-TORRES were arrested and charged with third-degree money laundering, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-25a(1). Both men were released on a summons pending their 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.