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National Guard finds 21 kilos of methamphetamine hidden in modified gas tank

Mexicali, Baja California — After disabling a gas tank, federal officers located just over 21 kilos of methamphetamine hidden on the underbelly of a vehicle.

The find happened along the Mexicali-Tijuana national road when the driver was pulled over for not wearing his seat belt. While writing the ticket, officers noticed the two men in the car acting nervous, which resulted in a safety inspection of their car. During the inspection, police noticed a modification in the car’s gas tank.

Elements of the National Guard detained the two from inside the car after they were found transporting 21.2 kilos of methamphetamine with a market value of more than 5 million peso.