Southern Nevada HIDTA Task Force

6 Lbs of Ice in front frame rails in engine compartment of a 1996 Infinity Q30 09-29-08 on I-15 Vehicle stopped for traffic and mechanical violations. Driver traveling alone on 2,800 mile round trip to visit ex husband for only two days. Mentioned that she had been searched before just outside of Nebraska. She also stated that "they always search her vehicle." Requested and was granted consent to search. K-9 was deployed, but did not alert. During hand search, we noticed that the bolts that secured the front bumper bib or decorative outer shell had tool marks and was misaligned.

A closer inspection of the area revealed that the bolts on both end caps of the frame rail also had tool marks. We located a drain hole on the inside section of the frame rail, facing the engine and inserted a long screw driver. When the screwdriver was pulled out, we observed a white powdery substance (masking gent). We then inserted our FO Series Fiberscope into the inspection hole and landed on one of the black electrical taped bundles, but the veiw was so close, that we could only see what appeared to be layered tape, which was inconsistent with the interior of the frame rail. We then drilled a hole on the top of the frame rail and re-inserted the fiber optic scope and at that point we could clearly see two of the three bundles in the frame rail. Both frame rails had three bundles each.

Drain hole in frame rail allows FO Series Fiberscope to view inside The Fiberscope is often used for contraband detection FO Series Fiberscope reveals drugs hidden in car Bundles of methamphetamines located with contraband detection equipment
 

 

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