A woman headed to Mexico was arrested after the Interdiction Officers with the Jim Wells County Sheriff's conducted a traffic stop on Highway 281 Wednesday.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on 25-year-old Isamar Pardo. During the investigation the officers received consent to search the Volkswagon Jetta.

According to Sheriff Daniel Bueno, Pardo had a child in the vehicle with her and became nervous during the roadside interview.

Investigators found about $40,000 in cash inside clothing located in a basket.

Pardo was charged with money laundering.