Border Agents Find $2M in Cocaine

Border Patrol agents have discovered more than $2 million worth of cocaine hidden in the fuel tank of a sport utility vehicle pulled over in Temecula.

The 21-year-old driver of the Ford Explorer is in jail.

Border Patrol agent Mark Endicott says an agent spotted the SUV with Baja California plates Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 15.

A drug-sniffing dog at the Border Patrol checkpoint located the cocaine and agents recovered 25 packages of the drug from a hidden compartment in the fuel tank.

The compartment was accessible through a trap door under the rear seat.

The destination of the drug runner wasn't known.

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