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.