Police seize $300K in cash after traffic stop

November 16, 2011 6:50:10 PM PST
State Police found hundreds of thousands of dollars in a vehicle after a routine traffic stop in southwest Illinois.

Police pulled over a purple Dodge Durango last Saturday morning on Interstate 70 near Highland, Ill. Troopers found 30 rectangular bundles sealed with electric tape inside a box in the car. Together the bundles contained $300,000 in cash.

The driver denied having any knowledge of the money. The money was seized and the driver was questioned and released.

The investigation continues.