Police officer discovers $1 million in tractor-trailer

Freedom Newspapers

SAN JON — A Department of Public Safety Motor Transportation Division police officer discovered more than $1 million in cash during a safety inspection of a tractor–trailer rig on Thursday. The money, found in denominations of $10 and $20, was bundled and filled a suitcase.

“A million dollars is pretty unusual,” said Peter Olson, communications director for the state’s department of public safety. “We’ve come pretty close to that on an airplane that was seized.”

The semi-truck entered the San Jon westbound port of entry on Interstate-40 on Thursday afternoon. The MTD officer started his safety inspection and driver records check just after 5 p.m.