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Meth Found Inside Spare Tire, Woman Arrested: CBP

More than $100,000 worth of methamphetamine was found inside the spare tire of a vehicle at a Border Patrol checkpoint, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

At approximately 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped a 31-year-old woman at the Highway 111 immigration checkpoint after a canine alerted officers to the vehicle.

During a secondary inspection, agents found 30 packages containing methamphetamine inside the spare tire in the vehicle.

The drugs, weighing 31.91 pounds, are worth an estimated street value of approximately $111,685.

The woman, a U.S. citizen, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, along with the vehicle and the drugs. 

According to CBP, smugglers often hide drugs inside spare tires of vehicles.

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