Suspect in journalist case held

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Suspect in journalist case held

A man who believes he is a "prime suspect" in the case of the murdered Dublin journalist Veronica Guerin was yesterday being questioned by customs officers at Heathrow Airport after being detained while carrying a large consignment of cash.

John Gilligan was held with another man as they were about to board a flight to the Netherlands with pounds 300,000 in their possession.

Irish police said they had no warrants for the arrest of Mr Gilligan. But it was thought they would be in a position to supply information to customs officers investigating the source of the pounds 300,000, and any possible link to the drugs trade.