Authorities found boxes filled with millions of dollars when they searched an 18-wheeler because its paperwork "didn't add up" during a routine inspection.
The Associated Press reported that 11 boxes filled with packaged money were found in the truck Wednesday among its regular load, boxes of heat-and-serve dinner rolls, authorities said. The total was estimated at $6 million.
"We haven't gotten an official count yet," state Department of Public Safety Capt. David Doyle said. "They are doing a hand count."
The 18-wheeler was pulled over about 11 miles north of Alice, a town in southern Texas about 40 miles west of Corpus Christi.
The two troopers who conducted the stop specialize in commercial vehicle safety inspections and pulled the truck over for an inspection, Doyle said.
"They interviewed the driver, and the paperwork and whatnot didn't add up," Doyle said. "This truck wasn't where it should have been and doing what it should have been doing."
Officials did not release the name of the driver because the investigation is continuing and because they fear he or his relatives could be in danger, Doyle said.