Prostitute had £14,000 on body

Malaysian national Nor Azmi Bin Mohammad, 31, is understood to have been charging clients 350 euros an hour for her services while working in NI.

A forfeiture order for the seized cash was granted because she did not have legal immigration status.

A PSNI lawyer for the PSNI said the money was "tainted with unlawfulness".

A defence barrister said Mohammad, who did not attend the hearing, was interviewed after being stopped at the airport on Wednesday and admitted being a transsexual prostitute.

"Whilst there's nothing illegal in that in itself, further inquiries actually indicated that Mohammad was an illegal entrant to the country," he said.