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Customs seize €48k in cash from passenger at Cork Airport

The money was found in the carry-on luggage of a passenger attempting to fly to Amsterdam.

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OFFICERS FROM REVENUE’S Customs Service at Cork Airport seized €48,000 in cash from a passenger who was stopped from boarding a flight to Amsterdam yesterday.

The cash was found in the traveller’s carry-on luggage on Friday and was seized by Revenue in accordance with Section 38, Criminal Justice Act 1994 as amended by Section 20, Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2005.

It is understood the passenger is non-Irish national.

At Cork District Court today, officers were granted a three month detention order, in respect of the cash, by Judge Olan Kelleher, in order to carry out further investigations.

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