Chase ends with Rio Grande City police seizing $1.1 million in cash

      $1.1 million dollars in seized cash // Rio Grande City Police Department

      Rio Grande City police spent Friday counting cash.

      Officers seized more than a million dollars from a car involved in a Friday afternoon chase.

      Authorities are now looking for the driver who abandoned the car near the Rio Grande River.

      It all started around 12 p.m. Friday.

      A Rio Grande City police officer tried to make a traffic stop on a grey Volkswagen Jetta on U.S. Highway 83.

      The driver refused to stop and lead police on a chase down Trophy Road.

      The suspect drove towards the Rio Grande River and jumped out running into a wooded area.

      The officer inspected the car and found three black bags inside the trunk.

      Investigators reported that the bags contained a total of $1.1 million dollars.

      Officers took the cash to a local bank to count the it and to confirm the exact amount.

      Rio Grande City police said it TMs the largest amount of cash they have ever found abandoned by a suspect.

      Police are still looking for that suspect.

      He is a Hispanic male, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and dark-complected.

      Anyone with information is asked to call the Rio Grande City Police Department at (956) 487-8892.