Ex-postal worker smuggled cocaine to Short Hills homes, authorities say

Amanda Cruz. (Courtesy Essex County Prosecutor’s Office)

NEWARK — Authorities have arrested a former postal worker who they say smuggled cocaine into New Jersey.

Amanda Cruz, 22, of Newark, allegedly struck up a deal in June 2016 to have kilograms of cocaine from Puerto Rico mailed to the U.S., Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced in a release Thursday.

The drugs, authorities alleged, were delivered via the U.S. postal service to homes in Short Hills where Cruz believed the owners were away on vacation.

Cruz, who was employed by the postal service at the time of …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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