Money Seized from Truck

1 decade 10 months 1 week ago Friday, July 13 2007 Jul 13, 2007 Friday, July 13, 2007 10:30:50 AM CDT July 13, 2007 in News
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JOPLIN (AP) - State troopers have seized $600,000 in cash in plastic-wrapped bundles from a semi-truck near Joplin. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a trooper stopped the westbound truck Wednesday on Interstate-44 at Joplin. The truck was stopped for following another vehicle too closely. The trooper became suspicious of the driver and co-driver because of their stated itineraries. A search of the truck turned up the money in 11 bundles hidden in the cab. No drugs or weapons were found in the vehicle. The money was seized and turned over to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. No charges had been filed against the driver or co-driver by late yesterday.

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