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Iredell County Officers Seize Over $420,000 Cash

During the third week of May, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (I.C.E.) Team seized over $420,000 in illicit United States currency.

On Wednesday, May 22, Deputies conducted traffic stops involving three Chinese nationals and discovered each of them to be in possession of large amounts of cash. When questioned, each occupant denied knowing how the money got there and no one claimed ownership of the currency.

As the investigation continued, Iredell County Narcotics Investigators questioned the men, and later, Special Agents with the United States Department of Homeland Security were called in. Investigators have confirmed that the money was, in fact, the result of illegal narcotics crimes and other criminal activity in the United States. The investigation is ongoing.