Monday 19 March 2018

Gardai: Bullets posted to two other men with drug links

Ralph Riegel

GARDAI investigating the murder of Darren Falsey (37) have learned that two other men have also received bullets in the post as warnings.

Mr Falsey -- who was shot dead in his Cork home on August 3 -- had a bullet mailed to his house just weeks earlier.

His killing is believed to be linked to a drugs debt owed to a major Cork crime boss.

Mr Falsey died after being shot three times at his rented home in Ashbourne Court, Carrigaline, Co Cork.

Mr Falsey was associated with a major drugs gang on Cork's southside, and gardai are probing reports he owed money -- as much as €80,000 -- to the gangland figure.

Now, gardai have learned that two other Cork-based men, both with links to the drug trade, have been sent bullets.

Both have refused to make formal complaints to gardai.

One case is understood to be related to a personal matter and is not linked to any gangland issue.

However, the other man is believed to have run foul of the same Cork drugs gang and has now fled his home.

Irish Independent

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