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Over $700k cash seized during DPS traffic stop

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY - SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGION

WHARTON – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized over $700,000 cash during a traffic stop on June 3 near Wharton, according to DPS officials.



The traffic stop was initiated by a trooper on US-59 on Monday and the law enforcement agency reported that a total of $785,511.00 was seized as a result.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGION



The seizure was made possible in part by the Texas Highway Patrol, DPS Special Agents with the Criminal Investigation Division, and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.

A money laundering investigation is currently underway.



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