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Mark Carroll clarification Biker crime gang warning

In our edition of July 5, 2010, we carried an article about Larry Murphy.

In the course of that article, quotes were attributed to Detective Garda Mark Carroll.

Mr Carroll was not interviewed in the course of the preparation of the article which appeared on July 5.

We are happy to publish this clarification.

Biker crime

gang warning

Criminal biker gangs are expanding rapidly into southeastern Europe, police have warned.

Hells Angels and other groups such as the Bandidos are growing bolder and more violent in their activities, according to Europol.

It said gangs had moved into Albania, Bulgaria and parts of Turkey to focus on drug-running and other criminal activity.

"New alliances between outlaws mean they get the capability to manage drugs trafficking via southeast Europe using the 'Balkan route'," Europol said.