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$90 Million Worth of Liquid Meth Found in Semi-Truck in North Carolina

Just in case you need a conversion rate of liquid meth to street value, it’s 120 gallons for $90 million.

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Two men were arrested after more than $90 million worth of liquid methamphetamine was found in a semi-truck in North Carolina.

According to WTVD, the truck was being handled by 49-year-old Topoete Arreola and 48-year-old Aquileo Perez Pineda. Both men have been charged with three counts of trafficking meth. They have been placed at the Harnett County Detention Center under $3 million bonds.

Investigators seized a 2009 Peterbilt semi-truck near the 100 block of Will Lucas Road in Linden. Authorities say that is when investigators found 120 gallons of liquid meth stored in the driver’s side fuel tank. The 120 gallons would convert to approximately 454 kilograms of crystal meth, with a street value of $90.8 million, according to Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats.

An immigration detainer has been issued for Pineda, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking into the immigration status on Arreola.

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