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Sunday 22 September 2019

WATCH: 'Mr Flashy' gang HQ is raided by officers in crackdown

Mr Flashy HQ
Mr Flashy HQ
Jailed: Scott Capper was sentenced to three years

Conor Feehan and Ken Foy

Armed gardaí have raided the Dublin headquarters of a drugs mob led by the 26-year-old gangster known as 'Mr Flashy'.

The house was one of three raided by gardaí carrying out drug searches at the weekend.

Garda units, including members of the Armed Support Unit, removed an entire window on the ground floor as they smashed their way in.

Officers believe the "stash house", in the Ratoath Road area of Finglas, is used by the 'Mr Flashy' criminal gang, which is linked to a number of feuds in west Dublin.

Images widely circulated on social media show gardaí closing off the road on Saturday evening and entering the house by force.

A small quantity of drugs was found in the house, a vehicle was seized and a man was arrested for obstruction.

The house has been targeted on a number of occasions by rival criminals, during which shots have been fired. On one occasion, the house was firebombed. The property has been the focus of much Garda attention in the past.

Each time the house is targeted by rival gangsters, or searched by gardaí, it is renovated quickly.

Neighbours were reluctant to talk about who lives in the house.

'Mr Flashy' and his gang are involved in a number of serious feuds across Dublin, including those with local Finglas criminals and a Corduff gang.

He is suspected of leading a crew of more than 20 criminals who are heavily involved in the drugs trade in west Dublin.

'Mr Flashy' got his name from his love of expensive clothes and jewellery, and his fondness for showing off his wealth.

A senior associate of the gang, Scott Capper (30), was recently jailed for three-and-a-half years.

The gang also had close links to Coolock drug dealer Sean Little, who was shot dead near Balbriggan in May, and Zach Parker, shot dead in Swords last January.

Asylum-seeker Hamid Sanambar, an Iranian national shot dead in May, was considered a significant member of the drugs gang.

Irish Independent

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