CALEXICO, Calif. (KGTV) -- A man was arrested after U.S. Customs and Border Protection says he tried to smuggle more than 200 pounds of liquid methamphetamine into the U.S.
According to CBP, the 36-year-old man tried to enter the U.S. at the Calexico Port of entry Tuesday night around 11 p.m.
The man was referred to a secondary inspection point when a K-9 alerted agents to the gas tank area.
Upon further inspection, CBP discovered 222 pounds of liquid meth worth $266,000.
“Drug trafficking organizations have one goal in mind, which is to get their product across,” said Officer in Charge, Sergio Beltran. “Concealing narcotics in gas tanks is one tactic and by utilizing our layered enforcement, we were able to stop this before it plagued our communities.”
The man was arrested and the drugs and vehicle seized.