The Cameron County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a possible case of money laundering after more than $180,000 were found inside an SUV. It happened during a traffic stop in San Benito this morning.
The sheriff says the driver of a green Ford SUV, known as 34-year-old Guillermo Perez, seemed to be tailgating another vehicle and then gave conflicting information about where he was heading.
With the help of a K-9, sheriff deputies were able to find several bundles of U.S. currency hidden within the back seat of the SUV.
Omar Lucio Cameron County Sheriff said, “And we say money laundering out here because, does anybody carry 180 thousand in his pocket? Not very often right? You’re in a company and as security you travel with money from the company for whatever the case may be.”
No arrests have been made as the sheriff’s office continues to investigate how Perez came about the money.