New Boston PD K-9 unit makes drug bust
On May 12th, 2020 at approximately 7:43 pm, a New Boston Police Department Narcotics
Officer was working Criminal Interdiction in the city of New Boston, TX. The Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an obstructed license plate near the 201mile marker on Interstate
30 west bound.
During this stop, the Officer observed signs of criminal behavior and began to investigate it. During the investigation, it was learned that the sole occupant of the vehicle was in possession of a large amount of United States Currency. K9 Bentley conducted a sniff of the vehicle and alerted to the odor of narcotics on the money.
It was determined that the money was being transported to the United States and Mexico border region. It is believed that the money was obtained through illegal means. Approximately $40,000.00 was seized and the driver of the vehicle was arrested for Money Laundering >$30,000 <$150,000. This is an ongoing investigation.