What Agents Found Instead of Wiper Fluid

Smugglers continue to get creative

By Joseph M.D. Young
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 1:09 PM PDT
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Border Patrol agents busted a man allegedly trying to hide over $300,000 worth of liquid methamphetamine in his windshield washer fluid reservoir.

Agents arrested the 21-year-old around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday night. They say he was acting nervous and gave inconsistent answers when he showed up at a checkpoint on Interstate 8 near Pine Valley.

A K-9 team was brought in to check out the suspect’s Trailblazer. Once they were let loose, the dogs headed towards the front of the vehicle, which prompted agents to look into the vehicle’s interior.

They found 19.2 pounds of liquid methamphetamine inside the windshield washer fluid reservoir.

The meth was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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