KINGSVILLE, TX - Gas wasn't the only thing in the tank of a Chrysler Sebring pulled over on U.S. Highway 77 in Kingsville on Tuesday.
The South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force seized $530,020 in cash hidden in the car's gas tank, according to a news release from the agency.
Agents believe the money is drug proceeds that were being taken to Mexico, the release states.
Kalisha Deary, a 29-year-old resident of Taylor, was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Her bail amount was set at $300,000, according to Kleberg County Jail records.
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