OVER QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS FOUND HIDDEN IN TRUCK

  

Drug Interdiction Investigator David Smith

Over a quarter million dollars were found hidden in a pickup truck Monday on Interstate 10.  Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that Monday morning around 11:00 AM Drug Interdiction Investigator David Smith conducted a traffic stop on a 2010 Dodge pickup truck for a traffic violation. After contact with the driver and occupant of the vehicle was made, Smith observed many criminal indicators including their travel itinerary. Consent to search the vehicle was given and a hidden trap compartment was located in the center console of the truck that contained wrapped bundles of US currency.  Both occupants denied the money belonged to them. Smith removed 26 bundles of currency from the hidden trap compartment of the vehicle totaling $279,750. Arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail were the driver 63 year old Luis Carlos Trevino-Clemente of Humble, and his passenger 34 year old Gabriel Del Real Rodriguez of Mexico. Both subjects were charged with Money Laundering.

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