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Revenue seizes €52,760 in cash at Dublin airport

The money was found during four different seizures on Irish men about to board two different flights to Amsterdam yesterday.

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

A TOTAL OF €52,760 was found by officers from Revenue’s Customs Service at Dublin Airport in four separate cash seizures.

During routine checks, yesterday morning, officers seized €7,760 from a 28-year-old Irish man as he attempted to board a flight to Amsterdam; €3,760 on his person and a further €4,000 concealed in his carry-on baggage.

Three further seizures, each of €15,000, were made from three Irish men in their early thirties who were about to board a later flight to Amsterdam.

Revenue said the cash was seized in accordance with Section 38, Criminal Justice Act 1994 as amended by Section 20, Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2005.

In the Criminal Court of Justice this morning, officers were granted three month detention orders, in respect of the cash, in all four cases by Judge Patricia McNamara in order to carry out further investigations.

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