Cash, weapons found after traffic stop in Phoenix; illegal immigrant arrested

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PHOENIX -- Maricopa County sheriff's deputies arrested an illegal immigrant after seizing firearms and approximately a quarter of a million dollars in cash during a traffic stop.

Acting on a neighborhood complaint of a possible drug house, sheriff's detectives were watching a home in the 7200 block of Montecito Avenue.

Over the weekend, detectives stopped two vehicles leaving the home and found a large amount of cash inside one of them.

Detectives served a search warrant on the home and found more money and weapons, including an AK-47 assault rifle and two handguns.

Deputies arrested Adolfo Beltran, 20, of Mexico. He was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio said this incident shows the connection between the international financial side of drugs and illegal immigration.

The investigation is ongoing.