Sunday 22 July 2018

Gardaí find €40k stashed in socks after man pulled over ran into field

The money was stashed inside a sock Photo: An Garda Síochana
The money was stashed inside a sock Photo: An Garda Síochana
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Gardaí carrying out speed checks in Co Cork found a large sum of cash stashed in socks after a driver fled the scene when pulled over.

The man ran into a neighbouring field when gardaí stopped the vehicle he was driving in Fermoy last Sunday.

"The driver was pulled in but fled the scene - taking time to dispose of some property before being arrested," gardai wrote on the Southern Region Facebook page.

It is understood around €40,000 was discovered stashed in socks during a follow-up search of the area.

Photo: An Garda Síochána
Photo: An Garda Síochána

The man was eventually caught and arrested.

He later appeared in court charged with dangerous driving.

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