During a routine traffic stop, the Jim Wells County Sheriff's interdiction team confiscated $359,980 from a couple traveling to the Rio Grande area.

On Friday morning, agents conducted a search on a silver SUV that was traveling south on Highway 281.

A 32-year-old woman, Kelly Cantu, and 18-year-old man were detained. After several hours of being interrogated, Cantu was arrested.

"Everyday money and drugs pass through our county," said JWC Sheriff Daniel Bueno. "Hours go into training for the interdiction team and deputies so that they are well-trained. They are doing an excellent job." 

Cantu was booked into the JWC jail and charged with money laundering. Her bond was set at $10,000.