Dermot Sheehan, prosecuting, said the two men were stopped boarding a flight from Cork to Amsterdam. Customs officers seized €6,700 from Larry Mullane of Reens East, Ardagh, Newcastle West, Co Limerick, while €6,650 was seized from William Harrington, of 24 Mount St Joseph’s Drive, Bakers Rd, Cork.
Neither of the men was in Cork Circuit Appeals Court for the application to have both sums of money forfeited to the State.
Mr Sheehan said they were both served with prosecution affidavits and they had filed no replying affidavits.
He said it was believed that the money represented the proceeds of crime or, if not, it was related to the proceeds of crime.
Mr Sheehan said the two men told customs officers they had not been travelling together. However, it was established that they both purchased their tickets in Killarney at the same time and place and were clearly in each other’s company.
Judge David Riordan acceded to the application to have the two sums of money forfeited to the State.