Texas DPS make large cash discovery during traffic stop

Texas DPS make large cash discovery during traffic stop

AMARILLO, TX (KAUZ) - Texas DPS arrested two men on Wednesday who were transporting large packages of cash.

On Wednesday afternoon, troopers stopped a vehicle being driven by Yuma, Arizona resident Francisco Arellano and his passenger John Trumbo, also of Arizona on I-40 outside of Amarillo. The troopers discovered several black tape-wrapped packages of US currency concealed in the driver's side rear quarter panel and center console.

The money totaled over $149,000. The money was allegedly being transported from Chicago to Mexico.

The two men were arrested and charged with felony money laundering.

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