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2 Arrested After $428K Found in Car

A man and a woman have been arrested after authorities seized about $428,000 in cash from a vehicle during a traffic stop in Schulenberg.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that a 28-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, both from Mexico, were arrested for felony money laundering and taken to the Fayette County Jail.

Fayette County sheriff's Sgt. Randy Thumann stopped their Honda Odyssey traveling on I-10 near the U.S. 77 intersection around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for a traffic violation.

Thumann became suspicious of the driver and passenger after the pair had nervous behavior and conflicting stories.

The driver consented to a search of the vehicle. Thumann's K-9 unit partner indicated a scent in the seats.

Officers found 39 bundles of cash concealed in the seats of the vehicle.

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