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$500000 found during traffic stop, Homeland Security investigating

YORK COUNTY – Nearly half a million dollars smeared with yellow mustard was discovered during a traffic stop in York County, leading to a Homeland Security investigation.

The York County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy pulled over an eastbound vehicle near Mile Marker 348 on Feb. 18.

The deputy felt something was suspicious during the stop, and asked the driver to search the car. Permission was granted, and a suitcase full of wrapped money smeared with yellow mustard was discovered. The total currency found is estimated at $490,000.

After seizing the money, a K9 indicated the cash had a strong odor of drugs.

The York County Sheriff’s Office said the case is now being investigated by Homeland Security, and the money was most likely headed to the Chicago area.

The suspect’s name is not being released.