Revenue officers seize cash at Shannon Airport

Revenue officers seize cash at Shannon Airport


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015
The man was stopped before he could board a flight to Poland – File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

An investigation has been launched after a man tried to leave Ireland with an amount of cash.

Revenue officers stopped the man in his 30’s at Shannon Airport yesterday and seized €8,700.

The Polish national was intercepted and questioned in an intelligence-led operation before he could board his flight to Krakow.

Officers seized the cash under proceeds of crime legislation.

At Ennis District Court today, Revenue officers were granted a three month detention order to facilitate further investigations.

The order allows for the cash to be held while an investigation into it’s origins are established.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.