SALTON CITY, Calif. – A man was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents after they found methamphetamine hidden in the gas tank of the car he was driving.
Agents say the man drove up the Highway 86 checkpoint near the Salton Sea and was alerted to by a K-9 team.
The man was sent to secondary inspection where agents found 25 packages of meth inside the fuel tank of the 1999 F-150 truck he was driving.
The total meth seized weighed more than 28 pounds and could have sold on the streets for about $281,200, according to agents.
The 27-year-old Mexican citizen, the vehicle and drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.