Wednesday 21 February 2018

Close co-operation with Spain's police is part of Garda strategy for 'inevitable' demise of gangs

Christy Kinahan
Christy Kinahan
Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Co-operation between the Gardaí and the Spanish police has become more streamlined in recent months as contacts have increased in a bid to cope with the escalating campaign of the Kinahan international drugs cartel to eliminate anybody they deem to be connected to the rival Hutch clan.

Face-to-face meetings are now taking place more regularly as senior officers review strategies to curb the spiral of killings.

Under an initiative, spearheaded by Assistant Commissioner John O'Mahony, head of the force's crime and security section, several discussions have taken place both here and in Spain.

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