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Friday, September 02, 2005

Traffic stop yields arrest, $543,190

Traffic stop yields arrest, $543,190
Montgomery Advertiser

MONTGOMERY -- Alabama State Troopers seized $543,190 during a traffic stop Monday, a news release stated.

Troopers stopped ae 2001 Toyota with California plates on Interstate 85 near the 16 mile marker. It is unknown what direction the car was traveling.

The money was found in two duffel bags in the cargo area of the car.

The money was seized and the vehicle's passenger, Enrique Barajas, was taken into custody on immigration-related charges.

The driver was unidentified and allowed to go free, said Dorris Teague, a spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Public Safety. Teague could not say why the money was seized or what specific immigration violation led to Barajas' arrest.

Barajas was from Mexico, Teague said.

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force assisted in the arrest and is helping with the ongoing investigation

So, were any drugs found?


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