Man arrested after one million euro in cash seized
11 Jan 2021

The 45-year-old was detained on suspicion of being involved in a criminal organisation and money laundering.

A man has been arrested after gardai found more than one million euro in cash when stopping a van in Co Kildare.

The 45-year-old was detained on suspicion of being involved in a criminal organisation and money laundering relating to the suspected proceeds of drug trafficking.

Officers from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) were targeting people suspected to be involved in organised crime when they stopped the van on the M7 on Friday morning.

Officers searched the van and found a substantial amount of cash, estimated to be in excess of one million euro, subject to conclusion of counting.

The man was arrested at the scene and is being questioned at at Portlaoise garda station.

By Cate McCurry, Belfast Telegraph, 8 January 2021

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