THE BRONX - A Bronx man is facing several drug related charges after allegedly being caught with $450,000 worth of heroin.
According to police, 29-year-old Emmanuel Valdez was arrested Friday during a traffic stop in New Jersey when officers found a backpack with nearly eight pounds of the drug in it.
Valdez was also wanted in New York City on a cocaine distribution charge dating back to 2006.
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He is a Dominican national living in the U.S. illegally.