Meth Worth $90M Found in Truck's Fuel Tank

The liquid methamphetamine could be converted to 454 kilograms of crystal meth
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2018 2:30 PM CDT
Meth Worth $90M Found in Truck's Gas Tank
A semi truck in North Carolina was discovered with $90 million worth of liquid meth in a fuel tank, cops say   (Getty)

A semi-truck in North Carolina was discovered carrying an estimated $90 million worth of liquid methamphetamine. The Harnett County Sheriff's Office seized the truck Saturday and allegedly found the substance in the driver's side fuel tank, per WTVD. The reported 120 gallons of liquid meth could be converted into a whopping 454 kilograms of the powerful stimulant crystal meth, according to Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats.

The truck's operator, 49-year-old Raul Topete Arreola, and passenger Aquileo Perez Pineda, 48, were both arrested and charged with three counts of trafficking methamphetamine. The liquid form of meth has been used in the past to smuggle the dangerous drug, including in 2016 when some $900 million worth of the substance was discovered by Australian authorities in a shipment of bra inserts. (More methamphetamine stories.)

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