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Delaware man arrested for money laundering after DPS seizes more than $289K

The Texas Department of Public Safety seized more than $289,000 in cash last Tuesday after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper made a traffic stop in Oldham County. (Courtesy: Texas Department of Public Safety)

The Texas Department of Public Safety seized more than $289,000 in cash last Tuesday after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper made a traffic stop in Oldham County.

According to officials, just before 6 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2005 Lexus GS300 traveling west on Interstate 40 near Vega for a traffic violation. The Trooper discovered four black tape-wrapped bundles of cash in an after-market compartment underneath the front seat bottoms.

DPS Special Agents were contacted and asked to assist with the investigation.

Alvaro Ramirez, 32, of Newark, Delaware, was arrested and charged with money laundering. He was taken and booked into the Oldham County jail.

The cash was allegedly being transported from Newark to Tucson, Arizona.

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