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$1.9-M Seized In Routine Traffic Stop Near Seward

SEWARD, Neb. (AP) – A sheriff in southeastern Nebraska seized nearly $2 million in cash found in a pickup truck pulled over on suspicion of a minor traffic violation.

Seward County Sheriff Mike Vance stopped the truck, which had Ohio plates, Wednesday morning on Interstate 80 near Seward for failing to signal a lane change.

A search of the truck turned up $1.9 million in cash in a duffel bag in the back of the truck. The driver, a 42-year-old man from Toledo, Ohio, was arrested on suspicion of currency violations and money laundering with federal charges pending