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#Gangs

# gangs - This year 2022

El Salvador police arrest 55,000 suspected gang members
# Arrests
# Arrests

El Salvador police arrest 55,000 suspected gang members

Oct 15th 2022, 7:42 AM 25,941 Views 25 Comments

The number of arrests comes on top of 16,000 that had already been made before the emergency powers were granted.

'I found the window smashed in': Dublin gardaí probing spate of early morning café burglaries
# Investigation
# Investigation

'I found the window smashed in': Dublin gardaí probing spate of early morning café burglaries

Mar 25th 2022, 2:04 PM 34,619 Views 11 Comments

Several businesses on Dublin’s quays have been targeted in recent weeks.

Gardaí launch crackdown on Dublin city centre 'distraction thefts'
# Pickpocket Gangs
# Pickpocket Gangs

Gardaí launch crackdown on Dublin city centre 'distraction thefts'

Mar 23rd 2022, 6:30 AM 26,501 Views 0 Comments

There has been an increase in so-called ‘distraction thefts’ in the capital.

# gangs - All time

'Go back to your own country': Family forced to flee Dundalk home after attacks on mother and son
# Racism
# Racism

'Go back to your own country': Family forced to flee Dundalk home after attacks on mother and son

Sep 24th 2020, 9:00 PM 144,265 Views 0 Comments

The mother was beaten up by a gang of people outside the family home last week, and her son has been assaulted and repeatedly intimidated.

Two leading members of Lithuanian human trafficking crime gang evade capture during garda raids
# Raids
# Raids

Two leading members of Lithuanian human trafficking crime gang evade capture during garda raids

Sep 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 45,949 Views 0 Comments

The raids happened last week.

A drop in demand for cocaine, a switch to cannabis: How the crisis is affecting drug crime in Ireland
# Gangland Feuds
# Gangland Feuds

A drop in demand for cocaine, a switch to cannabis: How the crisis is affecting drug crime in Ireland

Apr 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 82,560 Views 86 Comments

The cocaine trade has been skewed – and the crisis means many gangland figures are simply hunkering down and waiting it out.

Five arrests in north Dublin after gardaí seize drugs worth €400k
# Ballymun
# Ballymun

Five arrests in north Dublin after gardaí seize drugs worth €400k

Nov 17th 2019, 9:55 AM 23,866 Views 7 Comments

Four men and one woman remain in custody today.

'At times there can be just two gardaí policing three separate feuds': Longford gangs exploiting skeletal garda cover
# Longford
# Longford

'At times there can be just two gardaí policing three separate feuds': Longford gangs exploiting skeletal garda cover

Sep 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,783 Views 30 Comments

Armed units were dispatched to the county at the start of June.

Brazil gang leader dresses up as daughter in jail escape bid
# Grounded
# Grounded

Brazil gang leader dresses up as daughter in jail escape bid

Aug 5th 2019, 2:10 PM 53,173 Views 32 Comments

His plan was apparently to leave his 19-year-old daughter inside the jail.

Surge in shootings in Sweden as warring criminal gangs settle scores
# Homicide
# Homicide

Surge in shootings in Sweden as warring criminal gangs settle scores

Jul 6th 2019, 11:00 AM 34,961 Views 85 Comments

“It’s about strengthening the sense of community and showing who’s the toughest.”

Gardaí carry out additional patrols after Drogheda gang boss's threats to rivals
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

Gardaí carry out additional patrols after Drogheda gang boss's threats to rivals

Jul 2nd 2019, 6:10 AM 24,890 Views 8 Comments

At least 25 more gardaí are being drafted in to police the region due to the resurgence of violence in the the Louth area in the last six months

Dublin and Drogheda feuds: 'Your line of cocaine in a pub is what these guys are fighting over'
# Gangland
# Gangland

Dublin and Drogheda feuds: 'Your line of cocaine in a pub is what these guys are fighting over'

May 11th 2019, 7:45 AM 54,800 Views 73 Comments

Earlier this week senior gardaí said the use of the term ‘recreational drugs’ by officials was helping to normalise substance abuse.

Biker gangs to stand guard outside mosques during first Friday prayer service since terror attack
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Biker gangs to stand guard outside mosques during first Friday prayer service since terror attack

Mar 21st 2019, 9:24 AM 57,221 Views 0 Comments

Gangs have said they will protect Muslims at various locations across New Zealand tomorrow.

'The gang saved my life. If it weren’t for them lads, I’d be dead by now'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The gang saved my life. If it weren’t for them lads, I’d be dead by now'

Feb 17th 2019, 7:00 PM 59,002 Views 38 Comments

A young gang member speaks about why he joined a gang – and the impact it had on his life.

A mother on drug crime in Ireland: 'When the dealers called to my door and wanted me to settle his debts, I’d had enough'
# Column
# Column

A mother on drug crime in Ireland: 'When the dealers called to my door and wanted me to settle his debts, I’d had enough'

Jan 6th 2019, 7:30 PM 75,855 Views 62 Comments

Child protection expert Shane Dunphy on the cycle of drugs, violence and intimidation being experienced by vulnerable Irish families.

Surge in cocaine supply in Europe as gangs 'uberise' the trade through social media
# EU Drug Agency
# EU Drug Agency

Surge in cocaine supply in Europe as gangs 'uberise' the trade through social media

Dec 14th 2018, 10:18 AM 23,435 Views 40 Comments

Ireland has one of the highest prevalence of cocaine use in Europe.

Crime spike in Dublin's north inner city after drug unit stood down following attack on garda
# Lithuanian Gangs
# Lithuanian Gangs

Crime spike in Dublin's north inner city after drug unit stood down following attack on garda

Sep 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 74,037 Views 99 Comments

A garda was attacked with acid in June of this year.

European gangs are using rural Longford to grow cannabis on an industrial scale
# Rural Growhouses
# Rural Growhouses

European gangs are using rural Longford to grow cannabis on an industrial scale

Aug 9th 2018, 12:05 AM 44,789 Views 0 Comments

The small county has become a hotbed of activity for criminal elements.

Gardaí increase patrols amid fears North Dublin gang feud will reignite after large drugs seizure
# Coolock
# Coolock

Gardaí increase patrols amid fears North Dublin gang feud will reignite after large drugs seizure

Jul 21st 2018, 6:30 AM 29,424 Views 22 Comments

Extra garda units are now being deployed.

'A game of cat and mouse': The struggle to stop drug smuggling in a neglected Spanish town
# Gangs
# Gangs

'A game of cat and mouse': The struggle to stop drug smuggling in a neglected Spanish town

Apr 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 20,530 Views 2 Comments

Members of the drug trafficking ring pointed to the unemployment rate in the province as a fuel for their criminal activity.

Two Hutch gang members told to leave Dublin after spate of shootings
# Gangland Crime
# Gangland Crime

Two Hutch gang members told to leave Dublin after spate of shootings

Feb 2nd 2018, 6:01 AM 48,656 Views 0 Comments

One has gone but the other has remained in the city.

Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection
# Mountjoy Prison
# Mountjoy Prison

Up to 25% of Mountjoy Prison inmates being put in solitary confinement for their own protection

Jan 18th 2018, 10:14 AM 14,309 Views 67 Comments

120 inmates were put under a protection regime in October 2016.

Dun Laoghaire burglary gangs 'have joined forces' to target upmarket areas of south Dublin
# Thieves
# Thieves

Dun Laoghaire burglary gangs 'have joined forces' to target upmarket areas of south Dublin

Jan 11th 2018, 12:05 AM 77,419 Views 74 Comments

The gangs have been robbing homes and cars for over a decade.

Kinahan cartel member arrested in Spain after €35 million cocaine seizure
# Midnight Must Read
# Midnight Must Read

Kinahan cartel member arrested in Spain after €35 million cocaine seizure

Nov 24th 2017, 12:05 AM 58,109 Views 20 Comments

The man is in custody in Spain.

Man (20s) shot in Citywest last night named locally
# Fortunestown Lane
# Fortunestown Lane

Man (20s) shot in Citywest last night named locally

Sep 19th 2017, 8:13 AM 39,786 Views 28 Comments

Fitness instructor John Gibson was fatally shot in a car park last night.

Two Kinahan gunmen arrested with gun charged with conspiracy to murder
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Two Kinahan gunmen arrested with gun charged with conspiracy to murder

Aug 13th 2017, 7:19 AM 15,346 Views 0 Comments

They will face court in Dublin tomorrow.

Gardaí seize €350k in cash in latest crackdown on Kinahan gang
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí seize €350k in cash in latest crackdown on Kinahan gang

Jun 24th 2017, 1:50 PM 19,259 Views 25 Comments

Three men in their 40s have been arrested.

Children in Dublin's north inner city want violence and drugs off their streets
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Children in Dublin's north inner city want violence and drugs off their streets

Jun 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 10,130 Views 17 Comments

As the Kinahen-Hutch feud claims another life, a report written by children calls for more gardaí and the end to violence.

'A prisoner will say to you: I know where you live, I’ll burn your house down, I’ll get your kids.’
# Life On The Inside
# Life On The Inside

'A prisoner will say to you: I know where you live, I’ll burn your house down, I’ll get your kids.’

Apr 28th 2017, 6:01 AM 19,842 Views 30 Comments

Prison officers outlined the dangers they face in their day-to-day jobs.

'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons
# Cracking Down
# Cracking Down

'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons

Apr 27th 2017, 2:19 PM 9,383 Views 28 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald has said resources must be in place to tackle gangland’s grip on Irish society.

26 dead as gangs behead inmates in Brazilian prison massacre
# Riot
# Riot

26 dead as gangs behead inmates in Brazilian prison massacre

Jan 16th 2017, 10:45 AM 22,273 Views 15 Comments

Officials said members of two drug gangs clashed violently after coming out of different parts of the prison.

There were 27 shootings in Chicago over the Christmas weekend
# America
# America

There were 27 shootings in Chicago over the Christmas weekend

Dec 27th 2016, 10:55 AM 14,978 Views 74 Comments

12 of the gang-related shootings were deadly.

Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"
# Violent Crime
# Violent Crime

Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"

Nov 14th 2016, 2:45 PM 14,032 Views 3 Comments

Two priests have been killed in recent months in the eastern state of Veracruz.

Stolen Audi cars recovered in Meath and Wicklow as gardaí target organised crime gang
# Operation Thor
# Operation Thor

Stolen Audi cars recovered in Meath and Wicklow as gardaí target organised crime gang

Aug 31st 2016, 11:06 PM 33,548 Views 31 Comments

One man is his 50s was arrested and is currently detained at Tallaght Garda Station.

Handgun and ammunition seized by gardaí targeting feuding gangs
# Gangland
# Gangland

Handgun and ammunition seized by gardaí targeting feuding gangs

Aug 27th 2016, 6:54 PM 18,059 Views 8 Comments

The 9mm pistol was found in a car yesterday evening.

St Vincent de Paul down €1 million as gangs raid charity clothes bins
# Targeted
# Targeted

St Vincent de Paul down €1 million as gangs raid charity clothes bins

Aug 12th 2016, 3:55 PM 17,882 Views 44 Comments

Children are being pushed into the secondhand clothing bins and then they pop the clothes back out again.

Snoop Dogg and the Game call gang members together for an anti-violence summit
# Los Angeles
# Los Angeles

Snoop Dogg and the Game call gang members together for an anti-violence summit

Jul 18th 2016, 2:45 PM 19,417 Views 28 Comments

The meeting also included activists and preachers.

Four gardaí injured arresting men suspected of running burglary ring
# Midlands
# Midlands

Four gardaí injured arresting men suspected of running burglary ring

Jul 12th 2016, 2:26 PM 25,070 Views 45 Comments

The men were in a 4×4 which rammed a Garda car.

Ireland should stop wasting resources on arresting people caught with small amounts of drugs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ireland should stop wasting resources on arresting people caught with small amounts of drugs

Jun 23rd 2016, 7:00 AM 447 Views 37 Comments

Director of Help Not Harm, Graham de Barra, suggests we need a compassionate and evidence-based approach to drugs and addiction

'One Veronica Guerin, her murder, her sacrifice, should be enough'
# Gangland Violence
# Gangland Violence

'One Veronica Guerin, her murder, her sacrifice, should be enough'

May 9th 2016, 6:05 AM 10,949 Views 23 Comments

There are questions now about the effectiveness of measures introduced after the journalist was killed 20 years ago.

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