LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The Webb County Sheriff’s Office seized over $320,000 dollars in cash during a routine traffic stop.
According to the sheriff’s office, the discovery was made on Monday December 3rd when deputies encountered a maroon Jeep near Santa Maria and Water Street.
Deputies conducted a routine stop after the vehicle with Tamaulipas license plates committed a traffic violation.
Authorities questioned both the driver and the passengers who provided conflicting stories about where they were going.
Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and found 16 bundles of what was suspected to be illicit money.
The sheriff’s office seized a total of $320,080 dollars. The driver was released pending further investigation.