Robstown Police find $84K, arrest two for money laundering during traffic stop

Ashlee Burns
Corpus Christi Caller Times

Robstown police officers found over $84,000 hidden in a vehicle during a traffic stop on US-77 over the weekend.

Around 5 p.m. officers along with the Nueces County District Attorney's Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted the stop within the Robstown city limits. 

Robstown Police found money hidden in a vehicle during a traffic stop. The driver and a passenger were arrested.

Mike Tamez, supervisor for the District Attorney's Criminal Interdiction Unit, said the vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation and officers received inconsistent statements from the driver and passenger.

After receiving permission to search the vehicle, officers found a trash bag with paraphernalia associated with drug smuggling, Tamez said. During the search, $84,000  was found inside the vehicle. A K-9 alerted officers to both the money and the vehicle. 

The driver and passenger were arrested for money laundering associated with drug smuggling.

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