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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Gangs

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Venezuela takes prison from gang, seizes bitcoin machines, rocket launchers
Venezuelan authorities showed off the loot today after seizing control of the Tocoron prison yesterday.
This year
Armed attack kills 10 people in Ecuador port city overnight
Local police confirmed the death toll in Guayaquil, which has become one of the country’s increasingly bloody centers of a turf war between rival drug-trafficking gangs.
Last year
El Salvador police arrest 55,000 suspected gang members
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
Several businesses on Dublin’s quays have been targeted in recent weeks.
Gardaí launch crackdown on Dublin city centre 'distraction thefts'
There has been an increase in so-called ‘distraction thefts’ in the capital.
All time
'Go back to your own country': Family forced to flee Dundalk home after attacks on mother and son
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
The raids happened last week.
A drop in demand for cocaine, a switch to cannabis: How the crisis is affecting drug crime in Ireland
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
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
Armed units were dispatched to the county at the start of June.
Brazil gang leader dresses up as daughter in jail escape bid
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
“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
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'
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
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'
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'
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
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
A garda was attacked with acid in June of this year.
European gangs are using rural Longford to grow cannabis on an industrial scale
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
Extra garda units are now being deployed.
'A game of cat and mouse': The struggle to stop drug smuggling in a neglected Spanish town
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
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
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
The gangs have been robbing homes and cars for over a decade.
Kinahan cartel member arrested in Spain after €35 million cocaine seizure
The man is in custody in Spain.
Man (20s) shot in Citywest last night named locally
Fitness instructor John Gibson was fatally shot in a car park last night.
Two Kinahan gunmen arrested with gun charged with conspiracy to murder
They will face court in Dublin tomorrow.
Gardaí seize €350k in cash in latest crackdown on Kinahan gang
Three men in their 40s have been arrested.
Children in Dublin's north inner city want violence and drugs off their streets
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.’
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
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
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
12 of the gang-related shootings were deadly.
Missing Mexican priest found alive with "notable signs of torture"
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
One man is his 50s was arrested and is currently detained at Tallaght Garda Station.
Handgun and ammunition seized by gardaí targeting feuding gangs
The 9mm pistol was found in a car yesterday evening.
St Vincent de Paul down €1 million as gangs raid charity clothes bins
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
The meeting also included activists and preachers.
Four gardaí injured arresting men suspected of running burglary ring
The men were in a 4×4 which rammed a Garda car.