Teen arrested with liquid meth at airport

Teen arrested with liquid meth at airport

A 17-year-old boy is behind bars after he was allegedly caught with bottles of liquid methamphetamine at Mineta San Jose International Airport.

The teen, who is from Mexico, hid the liquid meth inside five tequila bottles, which were in his bags as he tried to board a plane on New Year’s Eve, according to authorities. Customs officers were suspicious of the bottles and ordered field tests. Officers later confirmed via lab tests that the liquid was methamphetamine.

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The liquid meth was hidden in tequila bottles like this one.

Liquid meth is made from dissolving methamphetamine into water. It can then be hidden for transport in a variety of innocent looking bottles, such as the tequila bottles used in this case. Once in the user’s hands, it can be ingested in liquid form, or re-crystalized by boiling out the water content. The meth was valued at $500,000, and totaled over a gallon in 5 bottles, according to reports.

The boy, whose name was not released due to his age, was taken into custody by San Jose Police.

Read more:

NBC Bay Area: Teen Arrested at San Jose Airport with Liquid Meth Stashed in Tequila Bottles

San Jose Mercury News: Boy, 17, arrested with one gallon of liquid meth at airport

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