Drug arrest at Peace Bridge

 

 

We're learning about a drug arrest at the Peace Bridge earlier this month.

A New York man is facing charges after border officials found cocaine stashed in a shoe box.

A U-S official say the man attempted to enter the U-S from Fort Erie May 12.

He was referred for secondary inspection and Customs and Border Patrol officers found one kilogram of cocaine hidden inside a shoebox.

Charged with intent to distribute cocaine is 29-year-old Joel Torres Diaz of Geneva, N.Y.

The charge carries a minimum term of five years imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.