U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered over 58 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the gas tank of a Nissan Altima.
Thursday afternoon at about 1:30 p.m. , agents at the Interstate 8 Checkpoint near Campo , California referred the Nissan to secondary inspection after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the car. In secondary inspection agents discovered 53 packages of methamphetamine floating in the gas tank. The meth weighed over 58 pounds and has a street value estimated at nearly $135,000. The 47-year old driver , a U.S. citizen , was arrested.