CBP: Los Fresnos man arrested with 10 pounds of cocaine

A young Los Fresnos man is in federal custody after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they discovered cocaine in his SUV.

According to an agency news release, the 22-year-old man was crossing the Gateway International Bridge on Wednesday in a gray 2002 Jeep Cherokee when he was ordered to undergo a secondary inspection.

Officers say a canine unit discovered four packages of cocaine hidden inside the Jeep. The drug weighed 9.83 pounds and has a street value of $75,820.

The suspect’s name has not been released. He was taken into custody and turned over Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and CBP officers seized the narcotics and the Jeep.