NJ man admits to operating major drug ring
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 28-year-old New Jersey man has admitted to being the leader of a major drug trafficking gang that moved large quantities of cocaine throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and New Jersey.
The Manhattan district attorney's office said Wednesday that Angel Alvarez, of Cliffside Park, pleaded guilty to operating as a major trafficker, criminal possession of a controlled substance, conspiracy and money laundering.
Information on his lawyer was not immediately available.
Prosecutors say the criminal activity lasted from July 2012 to March 2015. They say Alvarez acquired a number of luxury vehicles to transport the drugs and maintained a supply of disposable cellphones for ring members.
Alvarez is expected to be sentenced July 28.