Credit: Mehdi Alani

An El Paso man faces some pretty hefty drug smuggling charges after he allegedly tried to smuggle 10 pounds of cocaine in his vehicle traveling over a Mexico entrance.

Edgar Manuel Morales, 21, of El Paso was traveling in a Dodge Durango into the Paso Del Norte port of entry from Mexico around 3 p.m. this past Tuesday. Morales appeared nervous when the vehicle went through an x-ray device. After the x-ray, officials found five cocaine bundles in the engine compartment. The drugs had an estimated street value of $326,400. Morales was turned over to federal agents in connection with the smuggling attempt.