A traffic stop on south Highway 281 by the Jim Wells County Interdiction officers led to the seizure of nearly $100,000 Thursday afternoon.

Mexican national, 33-year-old Juna Sanchez Cadena, was detained for further investigation after a roadside interview alerted officers.

Once at the JWC Sheriff's Office, interdiction officers searched Cadena's rental vehicle and located $99,700 wrapped in plastic inside two boxes of powdered laundry detergent.

Cadena was charged with money laundering and transported to the JWC jail.

Assisting in the stop and seizure was Alice Police Department.