Alice police Interim Chief Aniceto "Cheto" Perez presented a check on Friday, May 3 to Jim Wells County Sheriff Daniel J. Bueno.

The check was for more than $53,000 which came from a traffic stop that was conducted on Highway 281 by Officer Michael Hastings who works for the Alice and Jim Wells Task Force.

The traffic stop occurred several years back as the driver headed toward Mexico, according to law enforcement.

The seizure is one of many that have been conducted on major highways that are Highway 281 and Highway 77 and considered the corridor for illegal trafficking of drugs, guns and bulk currency.

Alice Police Department and the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department has partnered for more than 35 years including time with City of Alice and will continue working together to disrupt the illegal activities in not only on highways, but also in the community.