Seized cash was to buy human hair, claim pair
Published 01/12/2012 | 05:00
CASH seized from a woman at Dublin Airport, who claimed to be on her way to Amsterdam to buy human hair, has been forfeited to the State, writes Fiona Ferguson.
Anthony Osomade and Dumbei Brenda Okonjo, of Griffeen Glen Dene, Lucan, Co Dublin, appeared at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to oppose the application for the forfeiture of €14,322.
Judge Martin Nolan said he had grave doubts about the credibility of the respondents, due to the contradictory nature of their explanations and Mr Osomade's tardiness in offering an explanation six months after the seizure.
He was satisfied that the money was for an illicit purpose and ordered its forfeiture.
The court heard the money was found in the baggage of Ms Okonjo, who was travelling to Amsterdam on October 9, 2010.