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Monday 21 May 2018

Rhino horn suspect to learn fate

THE High Court will decide next week whether to extradite a member of the Travelling community to Austria, where he is wanted in connection with the theft and attempted theft of rhinoceros horns.

John Quilligan (31), of Rathkeale, Co Limerick, is being sought by Austrian prosecutors investigating the theft of the horns which were estimated to be worth €300,000 on the black market.

Diarmaid McGuinness, for the State, told the court a European Arrest Warrant had been issued in Vienna in January.

But Mr Quilligan claimed there was no evidence that a decision had been made to charge him in Austria.

Mr Quilligan was remanded on bail until next Wednesday.

Irish Independent

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