Fayette County K9 seizes over $600,000 in money laundering

(Photo: Fayette County Sheriff’s Office)

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office says they seized more than $600,000 dollars during a traffic stop on Tuesday.

At approximately 2:20 p.m., an 18-wheeler was stopped on Interstate 10 near the 677-mile marker for a traffic violation.

After speaking to the driver, Fayette Co. Sgt. Randy Thumann observed many inconsistencies in the driver’s travel itinerary.

Sgt. Thumann and K9 partner Kolt were given consent to search the vehicle.

While inspecting the trailer that carried loads of cookies, they found two boxes with several bundles wrapped in duct tape in which $687,355 of currency was concealed.

The driver, identified as 39-year-old Alejandro Valenzuela Razo from Laredo, was arrested and transported to the Dan R. Beck Justice center.

Razo was charged with felony money laundering.

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