Thursday 27 April 2017

Kinahan blow as Gardaí nab cartel kingpin

'Mr Nobody' held after deadly haul of guns and cash

Detective Superintendent Tony Howard, of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, addresses the media at Dublin Castle after the seizure of weapons belonging to the
Kinahan cartel Picture: PA
Detective Superintendent Tony Howard, of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, addresses the media at Dublin Castle after the seizure of weapons belonging to the Kinahan cartel Picture: PA

Tom Brady and Ken Foy

Gardaí have dealt a major blow to the Kinahan cartel with the arrest of one of their "most important" figures in this country.

The gang's key logistics organiser and trusted lieutenant was detained as part of a Garda swoop on the cartel's criminal activities here.

The crime organisation is reeling after gardaí uncovered a deadly arsenal of weapons, arrested suspected key personnel and seized almost €500,000.

The seizures and arrests have dealt a deadly blow to the Kinahan crime cartel, which has been responsible for the murders of nine of the 10 victims of the gang's vicious feud with the Hutch group.

Among those arrested is a man known to gardaí as 'Mr Nobody', who has an influential role directing the gang's operations.

One Garda officer told the Irish Independent: "He is one of the most important, if not the most important, of the Kinahan figures based in this country."

Irish Independent

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