TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - In the early morning of Tuesday, Oct. 27, Arizona Border Patrol agents discovered 31 pounds of suspected meth inside the gas tank of a sedan at the immigration checkpoint near Amado, AZ.
At about 4:15 a.m., Tucson Sector agents encountered a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta at the checkpoint and referred it to secondary inspection. Reports say after a consensual search, agents found the packaged drugs inside the vehicle’s gas tank.
The drugs have an estimated street value of $62,000.
The driver of the Jetta was arrested on federal drug smuggling charges and the case has been referred to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration