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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.
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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.

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