Cash of €20,000 seized from couple after Canaries flight

Revenue finds money hidden in clothing on carry-on luggage

Lanzarote. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Lanzarote. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto


A couple returning from the Canary Islands had €20,000 in cash seized from their luggage by Revenue Customs officers yesterday.

The pair were stopped at Knock (Ireland West) airport after they arrived on a flight from Lanzarote.

The money was concealed in clothing which was packed on their carry-on luggage.

This morning at Carrick-on-Shannon district court Judge Geoffrey Browne allowed officers to detain the cash for three months to carry out further investigations.

Revenue seized the cash under Section 38 of the Criminal Justice Act 1994.