Border Patrol dogs sniff out more than $1M in meth hidden in gas tanks of two vehicles

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Two men tried to hide methamphetamine worth more than $1 million in the gas tanks of two vehicles, but were thwarted by drug-sniffing dogs over the weekend, the U.S. Border Patrol said Monday, August 25, 2015.

CALIFORNIA — Two men tried to hide methamphetamine worth more than $1 million in the gas tanks of two vehicles, but were thwarted by drug-sniffing dogs over the weekend, the U.S. Border Patrol said Monday.

The two men were stopped hours apart at two checkpoints as they drove north through California. One was a 23-year-old American who was asked Saturday morning to pull to the side for further inspection at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint about 25 miles east of San Diego.

A K-9 zeroed in on the gas tank of the 1998 Camry the man was driving. Inside agents say they found 72 pounds of methamphetamine in 30 packets. The methamphetamine has a street value of $720,000, authorities said.

At another Border Patrol checkpoint an hour north of San Diego, agents discovered 75 pounds of methamphetamine worth $750,000 in the gas tank of a Chevy Silverado. CNN affiliate KSWB reported the driver is a 39-year-old Mexican citizen.

Authorities didn’t release the identity of either man and didn’t say the two cases were connected. They were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

2 comments

  • Brisls

    Government will probably keep the meth & turn the runners loose. Can’t give them jail time as Barry is cancelling jail time for “small time” drug crimes.

  • Concerned Citizen

    Great Job Border Patrol and Trump was right last night during his speech about drugs coming into the U.S.

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