NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A pair of Brooklyn men have been charged with attempting to bribe police officers.
Jael and Jan Sanchez were both arrested on Sunday and charged with Bribing a Public Servant.
Officers on patrol in Brooklyn pulled over a Toyota Camry after the driver made a turn without signaling. During the stop police noticed the passenger Jael Sanchez, 20, attempting to place a quantity of marijuana into his waistband. Sanchez was searched and authorities discovered marijuana, 21 gift cards valued at $24,000, and 14 forged credit cards.
Sanchez was arrested and during the course of the arrest allegedly offered police $10,000 in exchange for his release and the return of the property.
The suspect then placed a phone call to his twin brother Jan Sanchez who arrived at the precinct with a bag containing an additional $4,000.
In addition to the bribery charge Jael was also charged with Possession of A Forged Instrument and Criminal Possession of Marijuana.
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