Border Patrol finds meth, heroin hidden in SUV's gas tank

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Methamphetamine and heroin was hidden inside a vehicle's gas tank. By Jennifer Thomas Methamphetamine and heroin was hidden inside a vehicle's gas tank. By Jennifer Thomas
Methamphetamine and heroin was hidden inside a vehicle's gas tank. By Jennifer Thomas Methamphetamine and heroin was hidden inside a vehicle's gas tank. By Jennifer Thomas

YUMA, Ariz. -- Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized $784,220 worth of methamphetamine and heroin that was hidden inside a vehicle's gas tank.

A K-9 alerted to a black SUV at a checkpoint on Highway 95 near Quartzsite on Friday.

When agents searched the vehicle, they found 32 packages containing 43 pounds of methamphetamine and 8 pounds of heroin in the gas tank.

The narcotics, vehicle and suspect were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the driver is a United States citizen.