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Border agents seize $1.4 million meth truck in Arizona

Tucson, AZ border patrol agents arrested a 26-year-old Arizona man carrying more than 600 lbs. of methamphetamine in his Ford F-250 utility truck Thursday afternoon. (DHS/CBP/TNS)

Border Patrol agents arrested a 26-year-old Arizona man carrying more than 600 pounds of methamphetamine in his Ford F-250 utility truck Thursday afternoon.

Customs and Border Agents estimate the cargo has a street value of $1.4 million, according to a report on the Department of Homeland Security website.

The “highly modified work truck” was stopped at a checkpoint near Sasabe, Ariz. — about 70 miles south of Tulsa — where officers reported finding several packages of meth in a hidden compartment in the vehicle. Border agents said they brought in the dogs for a secondary inspection and hit the mother lode, which was embedded in the truck’s frame.

The trucks unidentified driver is from Hereford, Ariz., which is near the Mexican border.

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