NYPD Officer Accused of Leading Drug Robbery Crew

Officer Jose Tejada allegedly helping rob drug dealers of at least $1M in cash and merchandise.

A 17-year vet of the NYPD was busted today for allegedly helping an armed stick up crew rob drug dealers of at least $1 million in cash and merchandise throughout Brooklyn and the Bronx, sources told The Post.

Jose Tejada, 45, was nabbed at JFK airport yesterday afternoon while returning from the Dominican Republic.

The violent robbery spree took place between 2006 and 2007, sources said, when Tejada provided intelligence for the crew to prey upon drug dealers.

Tejada is being held on indictment from Brooklyn Federal court.

The Drug Enforcement Agency assisted NYPD in arresting the suspect, who allegedly acted as the “intelligence czar” for the thugs while he worked in the 28th Precinct in Harlem.

Tejada, who has most recently worked as housing cop, may have provided the gang with “police-marked equipment,” a source said. The exact equipment was not disclosed, but could include anything from walkie talkies to badges or NYPD uniforms.

Republished with permission of The New York Post

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