WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper found nearly $350,000 of suspected drug money hidden in the gas tank of a pickup truck after pulling over the driver on Interstate 70.
The Wichita Eagle reports that federal prosecutors filed a civil asset forfeiture case Tuesday, asking a judge to give the money to the government.
The money was found in December after a trooper pulled over the driver for a traffic violation. The affidavit says the cash was “rubber-banded” and “wrapped in vacuum-sealed plastic bags” hidden in the fuel tank.
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