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Meth found in gas tank

(Woman arrested)…The 41 year old was caught transporting Methamphetamine.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working the Highway 86 Checkpoint said they found 24 pounds of methamphetamine in the gas tank of the vehicle the woman was driving. The woman and the 2002 Silver Mazda she was driving were referred to the secondary inspection area.. A canine Detection team alerted to the under-carriage of the vehicle. Agents found 22 plastic sealed packages in the gas tank. The packages of methamphetamine were given a street value of $286,465. The woman, a legal US resident, was taken into custody. The vehicle and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.