16/05/2018

Man With €180,000 Arrested At Belfast International Airport

A man has been arrested at Belfast International Airport after trying to board a flight to Spain with €180,000 in cash in his luggage.

The 39-year-old Irish citizen was due to travel to Alicante on Wednesday, 09 May.

The National Crime Agency has launched a money laundering investigation.

The money was seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act and the man has since been released on bail.
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John Oldham from the Border Force said: "Working with law enforcement colleagues like the NCA we are determined to do all we can to combat criminality and interventions like this are the vital first step."

(CD/LM)

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