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Arizona Department of Public Safety officer seizes over $300,000 in U.S. Currency during routine traffic stop

Friday, November 6, 2009 -

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On November 3, 2009, at approximately 2:00 p.m. an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer stopped a white 2004 Ford F-150 pick up truck for following too closely eastbound on Interstate 10, at milepost 97, approximately 50 miles west of Phoenix. A subsequent search revealed $1,000 in the back seat and several vacuum sealed packages of U.S. currency in a compartment behind the rear seat containing $307,090. The driver was carrying another $360 for a total of $308,450. He stated he was driving to Laveen from Los Angeles.

Driver Arrested: Emanuel Ramon Campa Bermudez, 25, Laveen, Arizona.

Charges: Money Laundering


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