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LAREDO, Texas — The Texas Division of Public Security seized $389,620 in money after DPS troopers stopped a automobile in La Salle County.
The company’s information launch stated round 10 a.m. on Wednesday troopers stopped a white Buick SUV touring south on Interstate Freeway 35 close to mile marker 64 for a site visitors violation.
In the course of the site visitors cease, the trooper found plastic-wrapped bundles containing U.S. foreign money in a hidden compartment beneath the third-row passenger seat.
DPS recognized the motive force as 65-year-old Hugo Alfredo Mendoza Martinez, of Katy, Texas. He was arrested, charged with cash laundering, and brought to the La Salle County Jail.
U.S. Border Patrol assisted Texas DPS on this incident. The automobile was inspected on the IH-35 BP checkpoint in Webb County.