Man busted with $690,000 worth of meth hidden in gas tank

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Man busted with $690,000 worth of meth hidden in gas tank

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CALEXICO, Calif. (13 On Your Side) - Customs and Border Protection officers busted a man with more than $690,000 worth of meth hidden in the gas tank of his car.

It happened Tuesday at the Calexico Port of Entry.

A Customs and Border Protection officer asked a man driving a Ford Explorer to pull into secondary inspection.

That's when officers found 26 wrapped packages of methamphetamine inside of the gas tank.

The driver, a 30-year-old Mexican citizen, was arrested and booked into the Imperial County Jail.

He is facing drug smuggling attempt charges in federal court.

 

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