Harlingen traffic stop leads to $450,000 seizure

Harlingen traffic stop leads to $450,000 seizure
Cameron County District Attorney's Office
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 3:53pm

A routine traffic stop Saturday afternoon in Harlingen resulted in the seizure of $450,000 found in a hidden compartment.

An investigator with the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office Special Investigation Unit pulled over the driver of a Ford pickup for various traffic infractions while driving westbound on HWY 83 in Harlingen.

The driver appeared nervous and consented to search of the vehicle. The SIU investigator soon after found several bundles of cash wrapped in clear plastic.

An investigation remains pending.

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