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Kingsville law enforcement seizes more than $114K in cash during traffic stop

Officers found $114,371 in cash, which was "wrapped in a manner to conceal its presence from K9 narcotic detection," officials said in a statement.

KINGSVILLE, Texas — The Kingsville Police Department's Street Level Operations Team found more than $100,000 in cash during a traffic stop on Tuesday, Dec. 7.

Investigator Michael Chavana was patrolling Highway 77/Interstate 69 when he pulled over a small sedan for a traffic violation, officials said. Officials said there was probable cause to search the vehicle.

During the search, Chavana and Officer David Jenkins found $114,371 in cash, which was "wrapped in a manner to conceal its presence from K9 narcotic detection," officials said in a statement.

Emilio Cortez, 20, and passenger Humberto Sequeda, 21, were both arrested for Money Laundering $30K under $150K which is a third-degree felony in the State of Texas. 

Investigators also found a container of THC oil inside the vehicle during the search. The possession of THC oil under one gram is a State Jail Felony in the State of Texas.

KINGSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, 5:15pm Tuesday, December 7, 2021...

Posted by Kingsville Police Department on Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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