Illegal immigrant charged with money-laundering - - Jackson, MS

Illegal immigrant charged with money-laundering

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A traffic stop by state troopers Thursday lands one man in jail and thousands of dollars confiscated.

33-year-old Alejandro Gonzalez of Oregon was pulled over for careless driving on Interstate 20 Westbound in Rankin County.  He gave troopers consent to search his vehicle.

They found 20 bundles of cash wrapped in dryer sheets, plastic bags, and electrical tape.

Authorities seized more than $124,000 and the 1996 Chrysler Sebring Gonzalez was driving. He was transported to the Rankin County Jail and charged with money laundering.

Officials said Gonzalez is an illegal alien and immigration has put a hold on him.

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