(Meth Seized at checkpoint)…It happened Tuesday.

Border Patrol agents say one person was arrested. Tuesday evening a 2008 Nissan Altima drove up to the Interstate 8 Checkpoint between Campo and Pine Valley. While agents questioned the driver, a Border Patrol k-9 team alerted to the vehicle. The vehicle was sent to the secondary inspection area. A second search by the k-9 resulted in an alert in the rear of the vehicle. Agents search and found 32 plastic wrapped bundles in the gas tank. The bundles contained 0ver 38 pounds of methamphetamine valued at almost $73,000. The driver, a 29 year old male US citizen was arrested. The meth was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the vehicle was seized by the Border Patrol