Truckers busted for $90M of liquid meth hidden in fuel tank


Two men are facing three counts of trafficking methamphetamine each after investigators seized their semi-truck and discovered $90.8 million worth of liquid meth hidden in the driver’s side fuel tank, reports 11 ABC.

Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats, of Linden, North Carolina, told reporters there were 120 gallons of liquid meth in the tank, which would be converted into 454 kilograms of crystal meth. Investigators arrested Raul Topete Arreola, 49, and Aquilo Perez Pineda, 48, who were in the 2009 Peterbilt at the time. Each man is facing three counts of trafficking methamphetamine.

An immigration detainer was reportedly issued for Pineda and ICE officials were trying to determine Arreola’s immigration status, reports Fox News.