Cuban singer ‘El Taiger’ faces drug charges in Miami-Dade

Police officers arrested Jose Manuel Carvajal-Zaldivar on Tuesday in Miami-Dade County. (MDCR)

MIAMI – El Taiger is facing criminal charges in Miami-Dade County after police officers accused him of carrying cocaine and methamphetamine while driving a Lamborghini Urus.

Jose Manuel Carvajal-Zaldivar, 41, the Cuban recording artist who is best known for the songs “Coronamos,” “Invictos,” and “Hear Me,” is facing two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Police officers arrested him at about 9:10 p.m., Tuesday after finding the meth inside a black Louis Vuitton bag and the pink cocaine inside a black Amiri wallet, during a traffic stop, in Miami Springs, according to the arrest report.

Corrections officers booked Carvajal-Zaldivar at about 11:30 p.m., on Tuesday, and released him at 8:25 a.m., on Wednesday on a $10,000 bond, county records show.

Carvajal-Zaldivar’s arraignment hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m., on April 27. Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Carmen R. Cabarga will be presiding over the case.

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the case to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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