Liquid methamphetamine found hidden inside fuel tank

CBP officers discover 177 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in fuel tank on October 18, 2017.  (Photo Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office)

More than 170 pounds of liquid methamphetamine was found stashed inside plastic bottles that a driver was allegedly trying to smuggle into El Paso, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.

It was discovered Wednesday at the Paso Del Norte international crossing from Mexico.

Officials said 64 one-liter bottles filled with the dangerous drug were hidden inside the fuel tank of a vehicle.

A 38-year-old Mexican citizen was asked to pull over after a secondary exam showed the items in the tank, said CBP officers.

The man was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HSI special agents to face charges associated with the failed drug smuggling attempt.

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