HOUSTON – Liberty County deputies arrested a mother and her son Thursday and charged them both with money laundering.
It happened at about 11 a.m. when the Liberty County sheriff’s deputies stopped a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt near Highway 59 for several traffic violations.
Investigators the occupants were interviewed separately and both had completely different stories as to what they were doing in Texas. After the pair consented to a vehicle search, deputies found $132,000 in cash wrapped and taped into several bundles, and hidden in a specially made compartment of the car, deputies said.
Springfield, Ohio residents Perla Veronica Vite, 42, and her 19-year-old son Damian Galan were placed in the Liberty County jail. Their bond was set at $200,000 each.