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GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (SEPTEMBER 29, 2023)(CNBnews)--On the afternoon of September 19, 2023, the Gloucester Township Police Department with assistance of Winslow Township PD, Clayton Borough PD and Agents from the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, Division of Taxation, Office of Criminal Investigation Unit executed a Search Warrant at two “smoke shop” retail locations following a nearly one-month long investigation of illegal sales of Controlled Dangerous Substances.   Officers seized large quantities of raw packaged marijuana, marijuana edibles, marijuana vape cartridges, nitrous oxide canisters and thousands of untaxed tobacco products. Crime news

The owner of both smoke shop businesses, Mr. Abdo Saeed, was charged with the Leader of Narcotics Trafficking Network, Manufacturing/ Distribution of CDS, Distribution of CDS/Park, Money Laundering, Distribution of CDS Paraphernalia, Sale of Device to Defraud Administration of Law, Sale of a Toxic Chemical (Nitrous Oxide), and Maintaining a Nuisance.  The two employees were charged with Sale of Device to Defraud Administration of Law.      

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Arrest/Owner: Abdo Saeed, age 28, DOB 5/20/1995, 700 block of N. Washington St., Wilmington, Delaware

Arrest/Employee: Ebrahim Alzabidi, age 43, DOB 5/1/1980, 300 block of Stockton St., Brooklyn, New York

Arrest/Employee: Munzer Azafari, age 29, DOB 6/18/1994, 400 block of Jersey St., Staten Island, New York  

If you can provide additional information contact the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip Page: 

Incident locations:
“The Exotic Smoke Shop” located at 1234 Chews Landing Road, Clementon, NJ 080812
“Vape and Smoke Shop” located at 408 East Church Street, Blackwood, NJ 08012