Second cash seizure at Shannon Airport in a week

Second cash seizure at Shannon Airport in a week


Revenue's Customs Service

Revenue officers have been granted a court order to detain €9,000 in cash after it was seized from a passenger at Shannon Airport yesterday.

The seizure is the second in a week at the airport in a week and the seventh there so far this year.

A Polish woman in her 20’s was stopped by Revenue officers on Monday before she could board her flight to Wroclaw in Poland.

Officers seized the cash in accordance with proceeds of crime legislation and were granted a three month detention order today at Kilrush District Court.

At Kilrush District Court today, 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.

Last week, officers stopped the man in his 30’s 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 and were granted a court order to keep the money pending completion of further investigations.

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.