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More than $1.5 in cash seized in Brooks County traffic stop

DPS officials confiscated more than $1.5 in cash after a traffic stop in Brooks County
Posted at 1:22 PM, Nov 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-19 18:07:44-05

FALFURRIAS, Texas — A traffic stop in Brooks County has yielded law enforcement a massive cash seizure of more than $1.5 million.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers stopped a semi on U.S. 281 southbound for a traffic violation.

During a search of the vehicle they discovered 56 bundles of cash.

They also found two handguns hidden in the semi-trailer.

The 43-year-old driver from Dallas has been arrested for money laundering and is being held in the Brooks County Jail.