Limerick money laundering: Police recover 1m euros in tumble drier

Police released a photograph of the seized cash Police released a photograph of the seized cash

Two men were arrested after they were caught tumble drying money in a container in a field in Limerick.

Gardaí (Irish police) observed the men, in their 40s and 50s, using a digger to dig up the cash in the Montpelier area on Saturday.

More than 1m euros in cash was recovered at the scene, which police believe was from the proceeds of crime.

The seizure followed a five-month investigation into organised crime in the Limerick area.

Gardaí said the man in his 40s was released without charge on Sunday.

The man in his 50s remains in police custody.

More Europe stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

  • Medea Benjamin Code Pink

    Why authorities refuse to ban disruptive protesters


  • Pellet of plutoniumRed alert

    The scary element that helped save the crew of Apollo 13


  • HandshakeKiss and make up

    A marriage counsellor on healing the referendum hurt


  • Burnt section of the Umayyad Mosque in the old city of AleppoBefore and after

    Satellite images reveal Syria's heritage trashed by war


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • planesEnd of the line

    The vast ‘boneyards’ that are home to thousands of aircraft that have come to end of their flying days

Programmes

  • A screenshot from Goat SimulatorClick Watch

    The goat simulator which started as a joke but became a surprising hit, plus other tech news

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.