A man from Mexico arrested in Jackson County was traveling with 15.6 kilos of meth worth about $200,000, according to the FBI.
Andres Torres Sanchez, 59, of Atizapan De Zaragoza, Mexico, was driving a truck and towing a utility trailer in a careless manner near the 56-mile marker of Interstate 10, an FBI news release said.
Sanchez agreed to a search, which allegedly revealed alterations to the the axles on the undercarriage of the trailer to conceal narcotics. Sanchez and the vehicle were taken to a secure location for a thorough search.
Sanchez was being held for federal marshals pending an initial court appearance in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.
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Officers with the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team pulled Sanchez over Monday and called in the FBI’s Pascagoula Safe Streets Task Force to help in the search.