Large meth bust at Otay Mesa border crossing

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Customs and Border Protection officers found 46 pounds
of liquid methamphetamine in a vehicle's fuel tank at the Otay Mesa Port of
Entry this week, the federal agency announced Thursday.

The discovery was made around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when a 38-year-old
driving a 2000 BMW with California license plates tried to cross into the
United States, according to CBP.

He claimed to be a U.S. citizen but was unable to satisfy agents, who
searched the vehicle with a scent dog who alerted on the stash secreted in a
fuel tank, according to CBP.

The tank was divided into two compartments, one of which held gasoline.
The other side had 46 pounds of liquid meth. Water weighs 8.3 pounds per

The driver, whose name was withheld, was booked into a federal detention
center downtown. The U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego will decide what to
do charge him with.

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