Texas DPS arrests two suspects for money smuggling

The Texas Department of Public Safety arrested two people last week for attempting to smuggle money through Victoria county.

According to court documents, Benita Elizabeth Mata and a driver were pulled over by DPS troopers on US 59.

The trooper searched their car and discovered three bundles of cash wrapped in rubber bands, a telltale sign of money laundering.

In total, nearly $45,000 were recovered from the car.

Mata and the driver, Armando Mireles, were arrested and charged with third degree money laundering, which is a felony.

Both were held on $30,000 bond and have since been released.