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#Organised Crime

# organised-crime - This month November 2022

Gardaí involved in major operation against 'logistics and money laundering' gang in Spain
# Europol Raids
# Europol Raids

Gardaí involved in major operation against 'logistics and money laundering' gang in Spain

Nov 15th 2022, 12:54 PM 16,586 Views 0 Comments

Europol has said that the gang was providing financial and technical support to other criminal groups in Europe.

Man (40s) due in court following seizure of €300,000 worth of stolen goods
# Courts
# Courts

Man (40s) due in court following seizure of €300,000 worth of stolen goods

Nov 13th 2022, 1:19 PM 17,522 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí arrested the man on Tuesday following the seizure.

Man arrested and €300,000 of stolen property recovered during probe into organised crime group
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Man arrested and €300,000 of stolen property recovered during probe into organised crime group

Nov 11th 2022, 4:56 PM 22,429 Views 8 Comments

The man arrested as part of this investigation is still being detained at Longford Garda Station.

Three arrested as part of organised crime inquiry in Sligo
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Three arrested as part of organised crime inquiry in Sligo

Nov 7th 2022, 1:02 PM 14,050 Views 0 Comments

Investigations are ongoing

# organised-crime - Last month October 2022

Gardaí and Interpol search premises in Dublin and Clare in major online fraud investigation
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Gardaí and Interpol search premises in Dublin and Clare in major online fraud investigation

Oct 14th 2022, 8:32 PM 27,845 Views 0 Comments

Younng people are being recruited as money mules, gardaí have warned.

# organised-crime - This year 2022

Probe into alleged garda leak to a crime gang about a protected witness
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Probe into alleged garda leak to a crime gang about a protected witness

Aug 17th 2022, 8:37 PM 37,662 Views 0 Comments

The investigation is believed to be linked to associates of the Kinahan organised crime group.

Lifting of Covid-19 measures a factor in surge of home break-ins
# Burglary Gangs
# Burglary Gangs

Lifting of Covid-19 measures a factor in surge of home break-ins

Aug 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 24,034 Views 0 Comments

There has been a 35% rise in the first three months of the year compared to the same period last year.

Garda detectives conduct Lanzarote raid as part of organised crime probe
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Garda detectives conduct Lanzarote raid as part of organised crime probe

Jul 12th 2022, 9:28 PM 39,465 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí searched the residence of an Irish citizen residing there who is suspected of involvement in an organised crime gang based in Spain.

Garda liaison officer to be appointed to UAE as part of latest crackdown on Kinahan gang
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Garda liaison officer to be appointed to UAE as part of latest crackdown on Kinahan gang

Jul 6th 2022, 1:32 PM 14,838 Views 0 Comments

The move is the latest in a wave of international action against the Kinahan cartel.

Gardaí seize €2 million worth of drugs including cannabis, heroin and liquid cocaine
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí seize €2 million worth of drugs including cannabis, heroin and liquid cocaine

Jun 23rd 2022, 4:57 PM 16,910 Views 17 Comments

Seven men have also been detained in connection with the seizures.

Over €22,000 and multiple luxury watches seized by CAB in search operations
# Criminal Assets Bureau
# Criminal Assets Bureau

Over €22,000 and multiple luxury watches seized by CAB in search operations

Apr 29th 2022, 6:45 PM 27,346 Views 9 Comments

Searches took place in South Dublin, West Dublin, Kildare and Laois this morning.

Gardaí arrest alleged burglary gang in Kildare operation after pursuit
# Kildare
# Kildare

Gardaí arrest alleged burglary gang in Kildare operation after pursuit

Updated Apr 27th 2022, 12:07 AM 79,881 Views 0 Comments

The pursuit ended when the gang’s driver lost control and crashed into the parking area of a supermarket in Naas.

Man jailed for at least 25 years for murder of Dutch writer
# UK
# UK

Man jailed for at least 25 years for murder of Dutch writer

Apr 22nd 2022, 1:15 PM 22,241 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Hughes was sentenced at the High Court in Stirling.

Air and sea transport links make Ireland a 'key target' for international human trafficking
# Crossing Borders
# Crossing Borders

Air and sea transport links make Ireland a 'key target' for international human trafficking

Apr 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 13,070 Views 0 Comments

The Azure Forum looked at organised crime across the UK and Ireland and how the two jurisdictions interact.

Man arrested and gun seized by gardaí in County Kildare
# Kildare
# Kildare

Man arrested and gun seized by gardaí in County Kildare

Apr 3rd 2022, 7:13 PM 30,288 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí found the gun when they stopped a car near Kilcock.

Corrupt port and airport workers 'central' to operations of organised crime gangs in Ireland
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Corrupt port and airport workers 'central' to operations of organised crime gangs in Ireland

Mar 31st 2022, 12:05 AM 39,685 Views 0 Comments
  • Ports and airports have been infiltrated by gangs to facilitate the smuggling of drugs and other illegal commodities, Niall O'Connor writes.
  • A new report warns that the Common Travel Area is being exploited by crime groups.
  • It also recommends greater sharing and monitoring of information about criminal activity between Irish and UK police forces.
Two arrested and €374,000 cash seized in organised crime operation in Dublin
# Swords
# Swords

Two arrested and €374,000 cash seized in organised crime operation in Dublin

Feb 5th 2022, 12:58 PM 18,360 Views 6 Comments

The seizure took place yesterday after two vehicles were intercepted by investigators.

Garda organised crime unit hails 'exceptional level of success' as €5m in cash seized last year
# GNDOCB
# GNDOCB

Garda organised crime unit hails 'exceptional level of success' as €5m in cash seized last year

Jan 12th 2022, 8:27 AM 9,652 Views 9 Comments

Over €24 million has been seized since the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau was set up in 2015.

Gardaí seize almost €500,000 in cash they allege belongs to organised crime group
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí seize almost €500,000 in cash they allege belongs to organised crime group

Jan 11th 2022, 10:30 PM 25,740 Views 0 Comments

The money was found in a truck when gardaí stopped it at the exit of the tunnel near Dublin Port.

# organised-crime - Last year 2021

Cheaper crack cocaine supplies in cities 'sees people travel from rural areas to buy the drug'
# Crack Cocaine Ireland
# Crack Cocaine Ireland

Cheaper crack cocaine supplies in cities 'sees people travel from rural areas to buy the drug'

Dec 2nd 2021, 6:00 PM 26,970 Views 23 Comments

Tony Duffin of the Ana Liffey Drug Project believes a drop in crack cocaine cost is directly linked to increased supply.

Gardaí and Customs find €9.8m concealed in furniture in Dublin Port search operation
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Gardaí and Customs find €9.8m concealed in furniture in Dublin Port search operation

Updated Nov 25th 2021, 12:23 PM 30,727 Views 0 Comments

Two separate search operations, one in Dublin Port and the other in Drogheda, have seen an estimated €10m of drugs seized.

Forensic lab prioritising large drug seizures over personal use cases
# Forensic Science Ireland
# Forensic Science Ireland

Forensic lab prioritising large drug seizures over personal use cases

Nov 15th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,341 Views 8 Comments

Forensic Science Ireland is under increasing pressure to test drug samples as huge numbers of seizures are made.

Garda Commissioner meets with US law enforcement agencies to discuss organised crime link-up
# Washington
# Washington

Garda Commissioner meets with US law enforcement agencies to discuss organised crime link-up

Nov 14th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,144 Views 0 Comments

The meetings took place last week.

Dublin man wanted over €27 million drug trafficking operation arrested in Lanzarote
# Spain
# Spain

Dublin man wanted over €27 million drug trafficking operation arrested in Lanzarote

Oct 21st 2021, 4:21 PM 38,897 Views 0 Comments

Gary Vickery is an associate of Thomas ‘Bomber’ Kavanagh who is linked to the Kinahan Organised Crime Group.

17% increase in domestic abuse calls to gardaí last year, report finds
# Garda Annual Report
# Garda Annual Report

17% increase in domestic abuse calls to gardaí last year, report finds

Oct 18th 2021, 2:54 PM 7,621 Views 8 Comments

The figures were contained in the force’s annual report for 2020, which was published today.

Two arrested as gardaí seize over €130,000 cash in organised crime probe
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Two arrested as gardaí seize over €130,000 cash in organised crime probe

Oct 2nd 2021, 6:02 PM 44,433 Views 8 Comments

Two Audi vehicles and a Rolex watch were also seized.

Officers examining data from phones in wake of searches of homes of serving gardaí
# Investigation
# Investigation

Officers examining data from phones in wake of searches of homes of serving gardaí

Oct 1st 2021, 5:14 PM 28,525 Views 0 Comments

This element of the probe could take several weeks to complete, sources said.

Gardaí arrest woman as part of probe into international fraud gang
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí arrest woman as part of probe into international fraud gang

Oct 1st 2021, 2:18 PM 20,254 Views 0 Comments

The woman is detained under anti-crime gang legislation and can be detained for seven days.

Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016
# Gerry Hutch
# Gerry Hutch

Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 9:19 PM 97,439 Views 0 Comments

A date was also set at the Special Criminal Court this evening for the trial of Hutch.

Former Garda arrested as €600k of cannabis herb seized in organised crime investigation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Former Garda arrested as €600k of cannabis herb seized in organised crime investigation

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 8:48 PM 45,511 Views 0 Comments

A 61-year-old man was arrested during five searches today.

Gardaí planning operation to bring Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch back to Ireland
# Now What
# Now What

Gardaí planning operation to bring Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch back to Ireland

Sep 28th 2021, 3:16 PM 18,644 Views 0 Comments
  • Hutch was arrested by Spanish police in an operation on the Costa Del Sol in August.
  • Gardaí want to charge him in connection with the Regency Hotel attack in which David Byrne was murdered.
Sawn-off shotgun seized and two arrested as gardaí search car in Lucan
# Dublin
# Dublin

Sawn-off shotgun seized and two arrested as gardaí search car in Lucan

Aug 17th 2021, 12:15 PM 15,932 Views 5 Comments

The arrests are part of an on-going investigation into organised crime in the Dublin Metropolitan Region.

From street gang thief to one of Europe's most wanted - the life of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch
# Profile
# Profile

From street gang thief to one of Europe's most wanted - the life of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch

Aug 13th 2021, 5:45 PM 63,909 Views 0 Comments
  • The arrest of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch is the latest chapter in a life spent running from the law.
  • He began his criminal career in a street gang known as the Bugsy Malones.
  • He made a multi-million euro settlement following a High Court action by CAB, and later vanished from Ireland in 2016.
Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch arrested in Spain in connection with Regency Hotel shooting
# Gerry Hutch
# Gerry Hutch

Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch arrested in Spain in connection with Regency Hotel shooting

Aug 12th 2021, 9:35 PM 91,493 Views 0 Comments

Gerry Hutch was being sought by gardaí as part of their investigation in to the Regency Hotel attack.

Cash, mobile phones and documents seized in Garda raids targeting people trafficking
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Cash, mobile phones and documents seized in Garda raids targeting people trafficking

Aug 12th 2021, 5:04 PM 19,564 Views 3 Comments

The search is the latest in a series of raids targeting alleged members of an organised crime gang.

Irish officers play critical role in Spanish capture of €400m worth of drugs
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Irish officers play critical role in Spanish capture of €400m worth of drugs

Aug 10th 2021, 7:07 PM 45,908 Views 27 Comments

The drugs were found onboard the Natalia off the coast of Fuerteventura, Spain.

€12.3m worth of heroin found inside the body work of a cherry picker in Rosslare
# Rosslare Port
# Rosslare Port

€12.3m worth of heroin found inside the body work of a cherry picker in Rosslare

Aug 6th 2021, 12:43 PM 73,717 Views 42 Comments

Revenue officers and anti-organised crime detectives are now investigating who ordered the drugs.

Plan to disband special organised crime task force reversed after garda protests
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Plan to disband special organised crime task force reversed after garda protests

Jul 30th 2021, 4:06 PM 30,233 Views 21 Comments
  • The special Crime Task Force was created by DOCB following the Regency Hotel attack in 2016.
  • Their work has seen the State seize millions of euro worth of drugs and a large arsenal of guns.
  • The disbandment was to facilitate an increase in numbers on regular policing duties in Dublin city.
Ex-garda fighting Europe's €14 billion drugs trade says Irish gangs are 'top of the pyramid'
# Michael O'Sullivan
# Michael O'Sullivan

Ex-garda fighting Europe's €14 billion drugs trade says Irish gangs are 'top of the pyramid'

Jul 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 84,576 Views 50 Comments
  • Former Assistant Commissioner Michael O'Sullivan leads an EU unit to stop Atlantic shipments of drugs.
  • O'Sullivan said that Irish organised crime is an intrinsic part of the €14 billion European drugs trade.
  • The ex-garda said smugglers are using yachts, ships and even semi-submersibles to move drugs into Europe.
Two charged after gardaí seize cannabis worth €133,600 in Dublin raid
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

Two charged after gardaí seize cannabis worth €133,600 in Dublin raid

Jul 17th 2021, 10:36 AM 14,175 Views 0 Comments

The operation was part of a wider investigation in the Blanchardstown area.

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