Cash seized after tense moments along the river
Today, local police and federal law enforcement agencies worked together to try to get a vehicle out of the river after a high-speed chase.
The chase occurred early this morning and ended at Los Dos Laredos Park.
While authorities were trying to extract the vehicle from the river, there were some tense moments on both sides of the border.
It took more than ten hours for authorities to remove the vehicle from the river.
Divers coming in all the way from Austin submerged into the Rio Grande to secure the vehicle.
Inside police were able to find two large duffle bags; each one had 20 bundles of money individually wrapped.
All this after they were led on a high-speed chase earlier in the morning.
"Tried to pull over the vehicle on Tapeyste and Guadalupe. The vehicle did not stop for police, leading them on a chase and it ended here by the riverbanks by El Portal."
Crashing through the fence into the river. The driver escaped swimming downstream.
There was a lot of action after that.
Police and border patrol heavily armed as they watched what was going on along the river.
Mexican soldiers were asked to secure the area on the other side of the border, and that’s when a man came out with a gun.
"One person did appear from the river we don't know who he is, if an official capacity but he had a firearm in his hand. A couple of tense situations."
Officials say they could see people on the other side of the river, watching their every move.
The vehicle submerged in the Rio Grande and probably the contents inside of big interest to lots of people, and for good reason: a stash of cash.
Police say they are waiting for the cash to dry so they will be able to count how much money was inside the car.