CARSON COUNTY, Texas (KVII) — The Texas Department of Public Safety seized $200,000 in cash and arrested a Missouri man for money laundering during a Monday traffic stop in Carson County.
According to DPS officials, at about 2:20 p.m., a Trooper stopped a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu going west on Interstate 40 near Conway for a traffic violation. The Trooper proceeded to discover multiple foil-wrapped packages of cash inside after-market compartments in the vehicle.
DPS Special Agents were contacted to assist with the investigation.
Vladimir Blanco, 48, of Riverside, Missouri, was arrested and charged with money laundering and taken and booked into the Carson County jail.
The cash was allegedly being transported from Kansas City, Missouri to Albuquerque, N.M.