Man arrested after Shannon Airport drugs seizure

Man arrested after Shannon Airport drugs seizure


A man was arrested yesterday after Revenue officers at Shannon Airport seized 1.1kg of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €22,000.

The detection was made as a result of routine profiling when officers stopped and searched a passenger who had arrived on a flight from Tenerife.

The drugs were discovered in the passenger’s checked-in baggage.

A 31 year old Lithuanian man was arrested by Gardaí and detained at Ennis Garda station.

Investigations are ongoing.



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.