The 62nd Precinct’s Anti-Crime team uncovered what cops believe to be a drug and possible money laundering ring in Bensonhurst last week as 35-year-old Alexander Ndaula, currently on federal probation for enterprise corruption, was apprehended inside of a 72nd Street apartment containing drugs, 13 cellphones and live rounds of ammunition.
According to a police source, two search warrants were executed in connection to Ndaula – one for the 72nd Street address and another for a vehicle parked outside of the apartment.
“The last year or so, we’ve been getting some neighborhood complaints,” the source said. “A search warrant [was obtained] based on narcotic sales at that location and during the search on Tuesday (November 22), inside the apartment, there was our subject, who is on federal probation, and his girlfriend.”
According to the source, several cars – potentially as many as six – parked in the surrounding area belong to Ndaula.
“Most of the narcotics were recovered from inside of a vehicle,” the source explained. “They had a whole bunch of cars parked all over the block. They sell narcotics from the house and they have guys driving around [who each] have a route. The one with all of the narcotics, a 2004 Volvo, was directly in front of his house and that’s where all of the pills and crack were found – about 649 Xanax (Alprazolam) pills, 242 Oxycodone pills and about 11 grams of crack cocaine.”
The source added that inside the house, cops recovered three laptops, two iPads, 13 cellphones, three scales, a gravity knife, a Ziploc bag of cocaine, a stolen New York license plate, several different IDs and a live round of ammunition for a 40-caliber weapon, though no gun was actually found.
“We took things out of that apartment that are not contraband, laptops and iPads, but we believe this guy is involved in money laundering scams because he’s on federal probation for enterprise corruption,” the source said. “He was part of a ring in Queens and he got arrested. They were using fake names and IDs to get loans to buy cars.”
According to the source, Ndaula was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property. The source also said that police are currently determining whether Ndaula’s girlfriend was involved in the scheme as well as another individual’s potential connection.