Oink oink, cha-ching: $3 million found in barrels of pork
Deputies had an interesting discovery recently after pulling over a tractor-trailer carrying what appeared to be barrels of raw pork shoulder.
Approximately $3 million in cash was recovered from the barrels Dec. 7, the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina said in a Facebook post Tuesday. The driver of the tractor-trailer was accused of failing to maintain his lane and impeding the flow of traffic on Interstate 85.
The post says deputies became suspicious of the truck when a K-9 alerted to the trailer, searched the tractor-trailer and discovered the cash wrapped in plastic in the barrels.
The money is believed to have been obtained from drug sales throughout the region and was headed to Mexico, Sheriff Alan Norman said.
“It's one of the largest U.S. currency seizures in Cleveland County history,” Norman told The Shelby Star.
The Department of Justice has been called to assist in the investigation, according to the sheriff's office.