New Jersey DMV sting nets two arrests

| 1/9/2003

New Jersey State Police detectives assigned to the state's Division of Motor Vehicles' Document Fraud Squad arrested two North Jersey men Jan. 6 as part of an ongoing investigation, according to a statement from the New Jersey DMV.

Alejandro Roberto Mayora-Ore of Belleville, NJ, and Almira Marques Polvora of Newark, NJ, were arrested early Monday in the parking lot of the Newark DMV agency.

The DMV statement said a search of their vehicle resulted in the discovery of numerous New Jersey driver's license applications, examination permits, numerous passports, counterfeit birth certificates, counterfeit INS naturalization certificates and Social Security cards. About 5.4 ounces of cocaine valued at $15,000 was also found in the vehicle.

In the past six months, more than 80 people have been arrested for using fraudulent documents to obtain New Jersey driver's licenses at DMV agencies.