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Border Patrol discovers liquid meth in SUV’s gas tank

Liquid Meth in Gas Tank
More than 200-pounds of liquid methamphetamine found in an SUV's gas tank at the Calexico East port

Drug dog responsible for sniffing out stash

CALEXICO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Smart sniffing by a U.S. Border Patrol K-9 kept hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of liquid methamphetamine from getting into the country.

Agents tell us it happened around 11 Tuesday night at the Calexico East Port of Entry. They say the drug dog alerted them to a problem after they waived a 2004 Silverado into secondary inspection.

The K-9 pointed agents towards the SUV's gas tank. Agents say there wasn't any gas inside. It was filled with 222-pounds of liquid meth with an estimated street value of more than $260,000.

Agents arrested the driver of the Silverado and turned him over to Homeland Security Investigations. They say he's a 36-year-old male U.S. citizen.

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