U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who had more than 90 packages of methamphetamine hidden inside various locations of his vehicle on January 10, 2020 in Temecula, CA.
An agent patrolling Interstate 15 observed a suspicious 2001 Green Ford Explorer.
The agent engaged the driver in conversation while his canine partner performed an exterior sniff of the Explorer. Shortly after, the canine alerted to the vehicle.
The agent performed a detailed search of the vehicle and found 96 packages of methamphetamine inside the gas tank, spare tire, and quarter panels of the vehicle. With a weight of 101.31 pounds, the meth is valued at approximately $191,900.
The 34-year-old U.S. citizen driver was arrested and faces charges for narcotics trafficking. The methamphetamine packages were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.