#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 3°C Monday 29 November 2021

Case against John Gilligan after he was stopped at Belfast Airport with €20k in cash dismissed

Gilligan left Coleraine Magistrates’ Court without comment after the ruling today.

File photo. John Gilligan.
File photo. John Gilligan.
Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

THE CASE AGAINST John Gilligan who was arrested with more than €20,000 on criminal property charges has been dismissed.

Gilligan, 67, from Greenfort Crescent in Dublin, was stopped at Belfast International Airport in  last year with €22,280 in cash as he was about to board a flight to Alicante in Spain.

Prosecutors argued that he intended to purchase a prescription drug in Spain for distribution on the Irish drugs market.

His defence said it was a tenuous case.

A magistrate dismissed the case and Gilligan left Coleraine Magistrates’ Court without comment.

About the author:

Press Association

Read next: