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Friday, April 09, 2010

Central States News: Nebraska State Patrol Impounds Truck and Cash After Traffic Violation Stop

ow it's apparently illegal to carry a large sum of cash around with you!

Incredibly- a motorist in southern Nebraska was stopped for speeding on March 19 and- after a "consented" search of the vehicle- the trooper found "nearly $312000" in cash under a seat.

Mind you- no illegal substances were found- although "one of the men was held by federal authorities on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant" states the story in The OMAHA (NE) WORLD-HERALD.

Another man in the truck was released and it wasn't said who was driving.

"Suspicion of being an illegal immigrant?" Seems you either ARE "an illegal immigrant" or you're not.

Regardless- the Nebraska State Patrol impounded both the truck AND the $312K for (and get this): "likely involvement in drug trafficking" even though the ONLY evidence of "drug trafficking" was the $312K found in the truck.

Seems to me a first-year law student could get the man acquitted as well as the return of the truck AND the cash.

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