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Ex-City Council member from Musquiz, Coahuila arrested for money laundering

A former mayoral candidate in Muzquiz Coahuila was arrested last week with $60,000 in cash in Williamson county.

The ex- council member and former Mayoral candidate in Múzquiz, Coahuila, for the Citizen Movement party, Indalecio Guadalupe Quintero was arrested on Interstate 35 near the town of Round Rock, Texas. Reports out of Williamson County state that Sheriff department detectives seized $60,000 during a traffic stop on Interstate 35 in Georgetown.

The reports show that a male subject identified as 50 year old Indalicio Guadalupe Quintero with an address in Eagle Pass, was arrested after the money was found hidden inside the vehicle he was driving. The money was seized after a deputy performed a traffic violation stop. It’s stated that during the traffic stop, Quintero told law enforcement officials he and his wife had driven up to Fort Worth to sell two puppies and get some mechanical work on the truck and were returning to Eagle Pass Tx.

Quintero gave consent for officers to search the truck he was driving and the money was found in a nylon gym bag on the truck’s right floorboard. A total of $60,020 were seized. Quintero acknowledged that he knew the money was in his vehicle but his wife did not know. He is now facing charges for money laundering, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Mr. Quintero was released from the Williamson County Jail after posting a $40,000 bond.

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