ALEA detains more than $1M after traffic stop

Published 9:06 am Thursday, September 3, 2020

Troopers detained more than $1 million during a traffic stop on Interstate 65 near Evergree, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Director of External Affairs Amanda Wasden said in a release that ALEA’s Motor Carrier Safety Unit stopped a tractor trailer on I-65 near Evergreen.

“During a safety inspection of the vehicle, troopers located and detained approximately $1,030,000 in U.S. currency,” Wasden said. “The State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), also part of ALEA, was contacted and responded to the scene.

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“The two occupants of the tractor trailer were released,” she said.

Wasden said ALEA is continuing to investigate the matter, and nothing further is available.