Five kilos of pure cocaine were confiscated during a recent traffic stop on Highway 281.

The Jim Wells County Interdiction Officer was patrolling the highway when he conducted a traffic stop on a gray pickup truck traveling north.

A search of the vehicle with the K9 deputy located four tightly sealed bundles of cocaine. Each bundles weighed 10 and a half to 11 pounds.

According to sheriff officials, each bundle has a street value of $17,000.

Rodrick Valdez of McAllen was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

He was released on a $15,000 bond.