Saturday, December 24, 2016

Vancouver man Carlos Perez busted for smuggling cocaine

Police arrested a Vancouver, British Columbia man who has been smuggling drugs into the United States by entering Western New York.

The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Carlos Perez, was arrested in Niagara Falls. Perez's vehicle was brought to the Erie County Sheriff's forensic garage in Buffalo. Investigators say upon further inspection, they found 10 kilograms of cocaine stashed in a compartment designed for smuggling.

The street value of the cocaine was estimated at around $500,000. Perez is being held without bail.