Oink oink, cha-ching: $3 million found in barrels of pork

Deputies in North Carolina say barrels of raw pork shoulder were riding fat in a tractor trailer they pulled over

SHELBY, N.C. -- Barrels of raw pork shoulder were riding fat in a tractor trailer pulled over by North Carolina deputies.

Deputies became suspicious of the truck when a K-9 alerted to the trailer, the post says. Deputies searched the tractor trailer and discovered the cash wrapped in plastic in the barrels.

“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.