Enrique Alvaraez-Soria: Had 14 Gallons of Liquid Meth in Truck's Fuel Tank

Those Ford truck ads with Denis Leary shticking his way through the vehicle's high points so far have not included one enticement: "Great for carrying LIQUID METH." (We see the "LIQUID METH" as the words emblazoned on screen as he growls them.)

Enrique Alvaraez-Soria, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, didn't need the sales pitch, though. He already knew about the truck's convenient drug-carrying properties.

Alvaraez-Soria, 41, entered a guilty plea in Houston to transporting liquid meth from Mexico in one of a Ford F-250's two fuel tanks.

In October DEA agents got a tip that such a vehicle would be carrying the drug across the border. Agents intercepted it, then took over the delivery duties to a farm in Montgomery County.

"On Oct. 28, 2011, agents observed Alvarez-Soria arrive at the ranch, remove some red colored gas cans from the vehicle he was driving and siphon the liquid methamphetamine from the front fuel tank of the Ford F-250 and into the red gas cans," the U.S. Attorney's Office says. "Subsequently, officers stopped him and discovered the liquid methamphetamine and suspected acetone, mixing trays, buckets and a pump which are used to separate the methamphetamine from the liquid."

Total haul: About 14 gallons of the stuff.

He also pleaded guilty to delivering four kilos of 82-percent pure meth to a DPS undercover agent in August.

He faces ten years to life, with sentencing set for August 30.


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