Press Release


For Immediate Release:
May 18, 2023

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of LUIS J. HERNANDEZ-PEREZ (DOB: 05/22/1999; single; unemployed) and JOSE A. PEREZ-PEREZ (DOB: 04/07/2003; single; unemployed), both of 238 Milford Street, Rochester, NY, on charges of money laundering. The arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

On May 17, 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, Luis Hernandez-Perez and the passenger, Jose Perez-Perez, were transporting $155,000.00 of U. S. currency using a sophisticated, electronically operated hidden compartment in the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, both Luis Hernandez-Perez and Jose Perez-Perez were arrested and charged with second-degree money laundering, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-25a. Both men were 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.