Chase ends with Rio Grande City police seizing $1.1 million in cash
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 22:32:38 GMT —
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.