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Border Patrol Highway 111 Meth Bust

 

Last updated 9/22/2017 at 12:49pm



Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 111 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine inside a gas tank Tuesday evening.

A 25-year-old man driving a 2007 Nissan Altima approached the checkpoint and a Border Patrol canine alerted agents to the vehicle.

At secondary inspection, Border Patrol agents closely examined the vehicle and discovered 25 packages hidden inside the vehicle's gas tank.

Agents examined the contents of the packages, which tested positive for methamphetamine.

The total weight of the methamphetamine was 27.64 pounds with an estimated street value of $96,740.

Border Patrol agents identified the man as United States citizen and turned him over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, along with the vehicle and narcotics for further investigation.

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