Three men were arrested in Fayette County after bundles of cash were found hidden in their vehicle. Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Tuesday just after noon, Investigator David Smith with the Fayette County Interdiction unit stopped a white 2014 Jeep traveling west on IH-10 near Flatonia. After meeting with the driver and two occupants of the vehicle Smith became suspicious of criminal activity. Consent to search the vehicle was given by the driver. Smith immediately observed tampering with the interior paneling of the vehicle and quickly discovered a bundle of U.S. currency. A complete search of the vehicle uncovered several bundles of U.S. currency in the roof, dash, and quarter panels. A total of $189,151 dollars was removed from the vehicle. Assisting during the traffic stop was Flatonia Police Chief Perry Kram, Investigator Pritchard along with Sgt Randy Thumann.
Abraham Tamez(33), Raul Garza(47) and Hernan Tamez(36) were arrested for felony money laundering and transported to the Fayette County Jail.