The money was found in a suitcase in the trunk. (RCMP)

A driver caught speeding near Darfield, B.C. is facing criminal charges after police discovered $61,140 in his car.

The driver, an unidentified 35-year-old Surrey man, was stopped north of Kamloops on Tuesday afternoon.

The officer dealing with the incident grew suspicious of the driver and detained him while a police dog searched the vehicle.

A bag stuffed with neatly folded bills was found inside a suitcase in the trunk.

The driver has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime. He will make his first court appearance in Kamloops on April 11.