DPS Troopers Seize Nearly $700,000 During Traffic Stop in Weslaco

DPS Troopers Seize Nearly $700,000 During Traffic Stop in Weslaco

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

WESLACO, TEXAS – DPS Troopers made a big money seizure last week in Weslaco, Texas.

The money seizure was made following when a DPS Trooper made a traffic stop for a traffic violation last Thursday on U.S. Highway 281.

We're told the trooper discovered 23 bundles of U.S. currency, totaling $699,760, hidden inside of a tire.

The driver, 31-year-old Reyes R. Hernandez, III, of Humble, Texas, was arrested for money laundering and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

A passenger in the vehicle, 27-year-old Daniel Carrillo of Houston, Texas, was also arrested for money laundering.

Both men have been booked into the Hidalgo County Jail.