USBP Seizes Liquid Meth at Highway 86 Checkpoint

USBP Seizes Liquid Meth at Highway 86 Checkpoint
Photo: K9 leads to liquid meth
Originally published as a USBP press release – 
“SALTON CITY, Calif. — El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a United States citizen accused of smuggling liquid methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint Thursday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m., when a white 2007 Chevrolet Silverado approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent checking vehicles in the lanes referred the vehicle aside for further investigation.

A Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted to the under carriage of the vehicle. Agents proceeded to inspect the rear fuel tank utilizing a fiber optic scope and discovered what appeared to be white slimy substance. Moments later the slimy substance began to turn white and crystalize. This type of concealment and substance is consistent with liquid methamphetamine. The liquid contents inside the fuel tank tested positive for methamphetamine.

The driver, a 37-year-old male, was caught with liquid methamphetamine, due to its liquid form the value of the drugs is unknown at this time.

The individual, vehicle, and narcotics were later turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.”


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