Man arrested after more than $92,000 worth of meth found inside gas tank

SALTON CITY, Calif. (KGTV) – A man was arrested Saturday by Border Patrol agents on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine inside his gas tank.

Before reaching the inspection area at the El Centro Sector, a K-9 detection team was alerted to the driver’s side of the 26-year-old man’s vehicle around 9:15 a.m.

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After further inspection of the vehicle, agents found 24 packages stuffed inside the vehicle’s gas tank. The substance inside the packages later tested positive for methamphetamine.

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The total street value of the drugs is $92,435, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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