Texas DPS seizes $200k in Carson County


AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized $200,000 in cash Monday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County. 

At approximately 2:20 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu traveling west on Interstate 40 near Conway, for a traffic violation. The Trooper then discovered multiple foil-wrapped packages of cash inside after-market compartments in the vehicle.

DPS Special Agents were contacted and assisted with the investigation.

The driver – Vladimir Blanco, 48, of Riverside, Missouri – was arrested and charged with money laundering. Blanco was transported and booked into the Carson County jail.

The cash was allegedly being transported from Kansas City, Missouri to Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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