51 pounds of cocaine found in gas tank of Nissan Sentra
The cocaine, wrapped in 20 bundles, was worth an estimated $513,700, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
The coke was discovered after a 22-year-old woman was pulled over at a checkpoint on Interstate 8 near Pine Valley. The packages were uncovered by agents with the help of a drug-sniffing dog, authorities said.
The woman's name was not released. She is a United States citizen.
The woman and cocaine were turned over to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
-- Robert J. Lopez
Photo: More than 50 pounds of cocaine were found in a Nissan Sentra's gas tank. Credit: Department of Homeland Security