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Traffic stops leads to diaper box containing more than $150,000

Posted at 6:50 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 19:50:51-04

The Jim Wells County Sheriff’s Office says a traffic stop lead to the discovery of more than $150,000 inside of a diaper box.

Investigators say the money was found on U.S. Highway 281 just north of Ben Bolt.

Investigators say after speaking with the occupants inside of a vehicle, they believed the driver and the passenger were involved in some sort of criminal activity.

While searching the vehicle, investigators located 7 bundles wrapped in foil and plastic inside of a box.

Three additional bundles of cash were wrapped with rubber bands inside a backpack.

The driver, Isaias Gonzalez and passenger Brianda Guajardo Perez were both arrested and charged with Money Laundering.

The total amount of currency located is $155,901.00.