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Border Patrol arrested a man who hid 18 pounds of methamphetamine under the passenger seat, a spokesman said today.

The Chevy truck went through inspection about 5 a.m. Tuesday at the checkpoint at highways 78 and 86 near Westmorland.

A Border Patrol dog team alerted agents of truck, which was pulled over for secondary inspection, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The driver — identified only as a 37-year-old U.S. citizen — had about $560,000 worth of methamphetamine hidden under the seat.

The driver, the drugs and the vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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