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Local deputies seize over $150K during traffic stop in Refugio

By Jennifer Flores,


REFUGIO, Texas – At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, Refugio County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop at the 300 block of Alamo St. in Refugio.

Deputies searched the vehicle after receiving consent from the driver. During the search, authorities located approximately $152,469.32 sealed in bags and hidden in the vehicle. They seized the money and placed it in evidence.

Ultimately, deputies charged the driver and the vehicle’s occupants with Money Laundering, a second-degree felony.

The Victoria County Sheriff’s Office assisted with this traffic stop.

The Refugio County Sheriff’s Office provided the above information and photo.

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