DPS Finds $1.5 Million During Traffic Stop

Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reporting an arrest in Brooks County that netted more than $1.5 million in cash and some firearms.

A DPS Trooper stopped a truck tractor semi-trailer traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 281 for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, the Trooper discovered 56 bundles of U.S. currency totaling $1,530,067 and two handguns which were concealed in a false compartment within the semi-trailer.

The driver, 43-year-old Miguel Martinez-Navarro, of Dallas, Texas, was arrested for money laundering and booked into the Brooks County Jail.

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