FREER - Over $10,000 was located in a vehicle on Saturday morning on Texas Highway 59.

Duval County Sheriff's Deputy Esteban Cuellar was working Operation Stonegarden conducted a traffic stop. He made contact with the driver, Francisco Javier Lira-Sauceda, and the two passengers, Anthonio Emilio Sahagua and Christian Gilbert Aguilera.

While conducting a vehicle search, Deputy Cuellar discovered a small duffel bag with $10,270, and a usable amount of marijuana.

Aguilera, 19, was arrested for money laundering. Lira-Sauceda, 20, and 18-year-old Sahagua of Beaumont were arrested for possession of marijuana.

Sergeant Investigator Smithwick assisted in the investigation and believes the currency are proceeds derived from criminal activity.

The three suspects were taken to the Duval County jail.