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Tennessee agents find 40 stolen catalytic converters in car

Two people were arrested after finding 40 stolen catalytic converters inside of a car during a traffic stop.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities say law enforcement agents arrested two people after finding 40 stolen catalytic converters inside a car during a traffic stop on a Tennessee interstate.

Agents with the West Tennessee Drug Task Force found the automotive devices when they stopped a car for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 in Haywood County on Sunday.

Agents found the converters were being taken from Texas to New York for resale.

A ledger book found by agents showed the value of the load in New York was about $30,000. Catalytic converters help reduce the pollutants emitted by a car.