Drug dealers hid their £1.5m haul of meth in a modified fuel tank
Police grew suspicious during a traffic stop.
Drug dealers who tried to hide more than 71lbs of methamphetamine in a modified fuel tank were caught by police.
The hoard of drugs was found during a traffic stop by Round Rock police in Texas.
The officer who stopped the car called in a police sniffer dog who found the haul which has a US street value of $2 million (about £1.5 million).
An RRPD officer on Saturday morning pulled 71 pounds of methamphetamine off the street after conducting a traffic stop...Posted by Round Rock Police Department on Thursday, May 10, 2018
“An RRPD officer on Saturday morning pulled 71 pounds of methamphetamine off the street after conducting a traffic stop on IH (Interstate Highway) 35,” the police department wrote on Facebook.
“His suspicious were raised after receiving conflicting stories from the car’s occupants, and one of our K-9s gave the vehicle a positive alert.
“Upon further inspection, the drugs were found in a modified gas tank.”
An RRPD officer on Saturday seized 71 lbs. of meth in a traffic stop on IH 35. A K-9 alerted, and drugs were found in a modified gas tank. Street value is nearly $2 million. Great job! pic.twitter.com/KLjF7ZskPm— Round Rock Police (@roundrockpolice) May 10, 2018
Posting a picture of the drugs on Twitter, the department described the officer’s work as a “great job”.