Over $2.9 Million in Liquid and Crystal Methamphetamine Seized

On the morning of Friday, May 30, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego, California, referred a 1993 Ford pickup truck for further inspection.

A canine team gave a positive alert for the presence of narcotics in the area of the vehicle’s gas tank. Once the gas tank was removed, 166 pounds of liquid methamphetamine was discovered inside.

The driver, a 27-year-old male U.S. citizen, was arrested and taken to the Metropolitan Correctional Center. His vehicle and narcotics were seized.

On the afternoon of Monday, June 2, 2014, a 1972 Ford pickup truck was also referred for further inspection after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer working the both noted the fuel in the gas tank to appear abnormal.

The gas tank was subsequently removed and found to contain 126 pounds of liquid and crystallized methamphetamine.

Both the driver, a 22-year-old male U.S. Citizen, and the passenger, a 19-year-old male U.S. Citizen, were arrested and taken to the Metropolitan Correctional Center. The vehicle and narcotics were seized.

The overall estimated street value of both seizures is more than $2.9 million.

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