Wednesday 28 September 2016

Gangland criminals are willing to shoot at anyone who gets in their way, Detective Chief tells Paul Williams on TV3's 'Gangsters at War'

Published 22/02/2016 | 17:56

Special Correspondent with INM, Paul Williams
Special Correspondent with INM, Paul Williams

Gangland criminals are willing to shoot at anyone who gets in their way, the Head of the new Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau tells Paul Williams on tonight's TV3 documentary on the current landscape of gangland Dublin.

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“Every time a criminal gang goes to carry an operation, they factor in they could come across the Guards," Detective Chief Superintendent Michael O’Sullivan reveals on the one hour documentary fronted by Special Correspondent with INM, Williams.

"Putting it in perspective, very many criminal investigations have been prevented in mid-stream, before individuals had been shot. Criminals had been arrested on route to shoot people as recently as a couple of months ago and on route to carry out various other activities, so they always factor that in, whether they’re going to meet the guards on route or at scene or on the way back, and it certainly would appear.

"I’d be very fearful for any guards or members of the public who would have got in their way,” he says on ‘Paul Williams: Gangsters at War’, airing tonight at 9pm.

Following his revealing segment on the Late Late Show last Friday night, Williams charts the latest developments in the feud between two Dublin gangs headed up by the 'godfathers of Irish crime' Christy Kinahan and Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch.

Williams unearths the history behind the feud, the rapid growth of the Spanish based 'Kinahan cartel', and the events leading up to the recent gangland killings of David Byrne and Eddie Hutch Senior within four days of each other in the capital.

A member of the ERU team on ‘Paul Williams’: Gangsters at War’
A member of the ERU team on ‘Paul Williams’: Gangsters at War’

The feud has put crime at the centre of the 2016 election campaign as the electorate prepare to cast their votes for their preference on who should form the next Irish Government.

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