Sunday 18 March 2018

€8,000 seized in bag search

Customs officers have seized €8,000 in cash after searching an airline passenger's carry-on suitcase.

The money had been concealed in footwear and clothing in the case.

In Dublin circuit court yesterday, Judge Miriam Malone issued an order allowing the officers to hold on to the money for a further three months to carry out further inquiries.

Customs made the seizure at Dublin Airport on Tuesday as the 25-year-old Irishman was boarding a flight to Amsterdam.

So far this year, officers at the airport have made 15 cash seizures, amounting to about €306,000.

Irish Independent

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