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PINE VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents Monday arrested a 41-year-old man suspected of traveling with a child and having dozens of bundles of meth stashed inside his car’s gas tank.
Around 1:45 p.m., agents at the Interstate 8 checkpoint near Pine Valley stopped a man in a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz for secondary inspection. A K-9 alerted agents to the rear of the sedan. Agents put the car on a lift and discovered 38 plastic baggies filled with crystal meth inside the gas tank.
The bundles of meth weighed just over 44 pounds and were valued at approximately $102,000.
Agents arrested the man on suspicion of smuggling narcotics and turned him and the drugs over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The man’s 11-year-old son was picked up by a family member. Border Patrol seized the vehicle.