Police and Courts
8:04 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Two Arrested in Money Laundering Scheme

The Greenville Police Department is reporting two arrests in connection with alleged money laundering. The suspects were reported to have hidden hundreds of thousands of dollars in secret compartments of their vehicle.

Two people were arrested in Greenville Wednesday morning each on one count of money laundering in the amount of more than$ 200,000.  Both remained in custody at the Hunt County jail on Friday.

According to a report from the police department, an officer making a routine traffic stop on I-30 observed suspicious modifications to the suspect’s vehicle. The officer was reported to have asked for and received permission to search the vehicle, during which the officer discovered $215,000 dollars hidden inside the automobile.

In addition, the U.S Immigrations and Customs Enforcement office was contacted because of the immigration status of the two suspects.