US Border Patrol agents arrested a man allegedly attempting to smuggle approximately 250 pounds of fentanyl in his truck’s spare tire and gas tank near the Mexican-California border Monday, the agency said.
Agents who searched the man’s vehicle found several bundles of pills that tested positive for fentanyl, US Customs and Border Protection announced in a news release. The agency estimates the stash has a street value of $3,679,000.
The driver, an adult male and US citizen, was arrested and turned over to the DEA along with the drugs, the agency said. The truck was seized by Border Patrol.