Tuesday 12 December 2017

Kinahans' €1m bounty to capture Hutch alive

Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch faces a deadly threat from the gang led by Daniel Kinahan
Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch faces a deadly threat from the gang led by Daniel Kinahan

Paul Williams

The Kinahan crime cartel is offering a €1m bounty for the capture of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch - but they want him alive.

Associates of murdered drug dealer David Byrne only want the veteran gangster kidnapped so that they can torture him to death, according to an underworld source close to the feud.

It is understood that the contract was offered to a number of international drug gangs. They have also offered a €100,000 reward to any hitman who kills the crime boss.

Daniel Kinahan and another drug dealer told associates they are determined to get cold-blooded revenge on Hutch, who they blame for Byrne's killing in the Regency Hotel attack a year ago.

It was a retaliatory strike for the murder of his nephew Gary Hutch in Spain in 2015, and a later botched hit on Gerry Hutch himself in Lanzarote.

Gerry Hutch is also on the run from gardaí, who have orders to arrest him on sight. Senior gardaí now believe they have enough evidence to charge him in connection with the Regency attack.

Meanwhile, a source close to the feud claimed the initial murder of Gary Hutch was ordered because he was "mouthing off" about how the Kinahan cartel had double-crossed several business partners.

Irish Independent

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