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 A 40-year-old man from Mexico is in custody after officials found 53 pounds of cocaine under the back seat of the car he was driving.

Authorities say the cocaine has an estimated street value of one-point-seven (M) million dollars.

Customs officials say Jose Jaime Gamez-Hernandez of Santiago, Mexico, was arrested Saturday at the Hidalgo International Bridge.

He faces an appearance before a U-S magistrate on drug charges.

CBP officers noticed something odd with the undercarriage of the 2005 Toyota Matrix that Gamez-Hernandez was driving. A drug-sniffing dog reacted to the vehicle.

The cocaine was found in a home-made compartment under the rear seat.

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