Routine Stop Leads to Seizure of Money

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 9:16am

A routine traffic stop by a Brownsville police officer led to the seizure of a large amount of money hidden within the vehicle.

Police canine unit had pulled over a van with Mexican plates over on a traffic violation and during a search of the vehicle the canine alerted police to the gas tank of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle's gas tank revealed bundles of money floating inside the tank totaling nearly $370,000 dollars. The driver denied he knew or owned the money and no one has come forward to claim the money.

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