Calif man accused of having liquid meth at border - New York News

Calif man accused of having liquid meth at border

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DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say a California man has been arrested in southern Arizona after 66 pounds of liquid methamphetamine allegedly was found in his car's gasoline tank.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say 41-year-old Vasa Major applied for entry at the Arizona border in Douglas.

They say the Campbell, Calif., resident was directed to a secondary inspection area where officers noticed his gas tank appeared to have been modified.

A CBP narcotics detection dog confirmed the presence of drugs. After officers removed the fuel tank, they reported finding nine containers of liquid meth.

They say the nearly 8½ gallons of liquid meth has a street value of more than $1 million.

Major was turned over to federal immigration officials. CBP officials didn't immediately know Tuesday if Major had a lawyer.

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