A traffic stop in Jim Wells County Wednesday lead to over $30,000 being taken off the streets.

According to Jim Wells County officials, 22-year-old Luis Rios and 20-year-old Vincente Vargas had a traffic violation along County Road 433 near Premont.

A K-9 officer alerted deputies to the cash which was found inside the center console of the vehicle.

Rios and Vargas were charged with money laundering.

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