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Customs seize €70,000 in cash at Dublin Airport

The discovery was made during a routine search as a man prepared to board a flight to Budapest yesterday.

January 2011 file photo of a plane taking off from Dublin Airport.
January 2011 file photo of a plane taking off from Dublin Airport.
Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire

CUSTOMS OFFICERS seized almost €70,000 in cash at Dublin Airport after searching a man who was boarding a flight to Budapest yesterday afternoon.

Officers from the Revenue Customs Service stopped and searched the 45-year-old after routine profiling.

They subsequently seized €69,400 in accordance with Section 38 of the Criminal Justice Act 1994 as amended by Section 20 Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2005.

Dublin District Court today granted the Revenue a three-month detention order over the cash to facilitate further investigation.

This is the second cash seizure at the airport this week: Revenue officers seized €85,000 from a British man on Thursday morning as he prepared to board a flight to Malaga.

To date this year, Customs officers have made 17 cash seizures totalling €460,400 at the airport.

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