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$90M worth of liquid meth found in semi-truck's fuel tank in North Carolina

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LINDEN, N.C. -

Investigators seized a semi truck on Saturday that had $90.8 million worth of liquid methamphetamine in the driver's side fuel tank.

The truck was being handled by 49-year-old Raul Topete Arreola and 48-year-old Aquileo Perez Pineda. Both men have been charged with three counts of trafficking meth.

In total there were 120 gallons of liquid meth in the tank, which, according to the Harnett County Sheriff's Office, would be converted into 454 kilograms of crystal meth with an estimated street value of about $91 million.

The truck involved was a 2009 Peterbilt seized in Linden, North Carolina.

Both men were booked into the Harnett County Detention Center on a $3 million bond.

WTVD reports an immigration detainer has been issued for Pineda and ICE is looking into the immigration status of Arreola.

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