California man busted at Douglas port for smuggling 8.5 gallons of liquid meth
A California man was arrested Friday, Nov. 30 at the Douglas Port after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered nearly 8.5 gallons (66 lbs.) of liquid methamphetamine hidden in the gas tank of his 1998 Honda Accord.
When Vasa Major, 41, a resident of Campbell, Calif., applied for entry at the border, he was directed to a secondary inspection area where officers noticed his gas tank appeared to have been modified. A CBP narcotics detection canine was then used to confirm the presence of drugs. After officers removed the fuel tank, they found nine containers of liquid meth valued at $1,027,774.
The drugs and vehicle were seized. Major was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.