U.S. Border Patrol agents found 218 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in the gas tank of an SUV.

At about 2:45 Monday afternoon a 21-year-old man driving the SUV approached the Highway 86 checkpoint near Salton City. A K-9 detection team alerted to the vehicle and the driver and SUV were sent to secondary inspection. Border Patrol agents inspected the gas tank and discovered a suspicious crystallized liquid inside the tank. The liquid tested positive to be methamphetamine. A total of 218 pounds of liquid meth was recovered from the tank. The estimated value of the sized drugs is $328,000. The driver was turned over to the Drug Enforcment Administration.