Tuesday 17 October 2017

Meet the ruthless young guns ready to take on key roles in Kinahan cartel

Gareth Chubb
Gareth Chubb

Alan Sherry

ALTHOUGH 30 members of the Kinahan cartel have been arrested and charged with a series of offences, there is no shortage of ruthless and ambitious young men ready to fill their shoes.

Today, the Herald reveals four such men who are making waves in the Kinahan crime gang, despite its ongoing troubles with the Garda, the Hutches and a brewing internal war.

1. Clayton McMahon

Clayton McMahon is the cartel foot soldier who gardai believe has become a trusted agent for the mob in the south inner city.

McMahon (24) is currently serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence for a spate of driving offences, as well as spitting on a garda. He is suspected of being a cog in a highly-developed criminal network. Known for his love of the good life, he once had a €15,000 watch seized.

McMahon, of Clogher Road, Crumlin, has dozens of convictions for offences, including assault and criminal damage.

2. Jamie Griffin

According to sources, one of the cartel’s most prominent operators in the south inner city is Jamie Griffin (22), who was released from jail last June.

He is suspected of a feudrelated knife attack on Gary Hutch’s brother, Derek ‘Del Boy’ Hutch, in Mountjoy Prison in 2015.

It is believed that Griffin, along with his older brother Leon (26), was offered a €10,000 bounty by the cartel to carry out the vicious attack on the convicted armed robber.

Griffin was jailed for two years in March 2014 for a violent attack in Ladbrokes in Killinarden, Tallaght.

3. Gareth Chubb

Gareth Chubb has been heavily involved in feuding in Crumlin and Drimnagh since he was a teenager and is regarded as a “loose cannon” by gardai. Chubb (29) is believed to act as muscle for the Kinahan mob and was a close pal of Regency Hotel attack victim David Byrne.

In July, he was jailed for six months for possession of a loaded gun that he pulled out in an Amsterdam cafe. Chubb was quizzed last year as part of the Garda crackdown on the Kinahan mob’s operations in Ireland. He is a key Garda target who believes he is on a hitlist with the Hutch faction.

4. Driver for Greg Lynch

The driver for gangland figure Greg Lynch is also an upand-coming criminal targeted by gardai over the past year.

Businesses and other property linked to him were raided by officers investigating drug trafficking. Detectives, who seized €40,000 in cash at his property in one of the raids, consider him a key player.

Herald

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