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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Organised Crime

This week
4th June 2023 - 9th June 2023
# Explainer
Profile: Who is Liam Byrne, the leading Kinahan Cartel figure arrested in Spain at the weekend?
Byrne and a relative have been arrested by Spanish police as part of a global probe.
Last month
May 2023
# Organised Crime
Ireland at the centre of a probe into a new money laundering scheme by crime gangs
European and US experts in money laundering gathered for a summit in Dublin today.
# Organised Crime
'Kinahan' drugs and cash smuggler told to pay more than €700k to UK authorities
Thomas Maher (42) originally from County Offaly was sentenced to 14 years and eight months imprisonment for drug trafficking in December 2020.
# Organised Crime
Man arrested in relation to seizure of €2.8m worth of cannabis at Dublin Port
The drugs were discovered after a van arrived from France was stopped and searched at Dublin Port.
This year
# Gardaí
Policing Authority warns that more resources needed for Gardaí to tackle economic crime
A report released today also highlighted issues in Garda recruitment as a consequence of the pandemic.
# Organised Crime Group
Female arrested as part of investigation into 'organised prostitution' and money laundering
The arrest is part of an ongoing investigation into an Eastern European Organised Crime Group.
# Organised Crime
Trafficked sex workers are being forced to pay over €5,000 a month to crime gangs
Detectives are investigating a number of property owners who are providing apartments to organised crime groups.
One year on, the international operation to demolish the Kinahan gang continues step by step
A report by
Niall O'Connor
The sanctions and reward were launched in an event at Dublin Castle last year.
# North Dublin
Two arrested as Gardaí seize over €1.3m worth of cannabis
The two men are being detained at a garda station in North Dublin.
# andrew tate
Romanian court extends Andrew Tate’s detention for a third time
The British-US citizen was arrested on 29 December when authorities descended on his property north of Bucharest.
# Special Criminal Court
Two men jailed for assisting in 'disgraceful and inhuman' murder of Keane Mulready-Woods
Keane Mulready-Woods (17), was last seen alive in Drogheda on January 12, 2020.
# New Zealand
Enough cocaine to 'service New Zealand for 30 years' found floating in Pacific Ocean
The cocaine is thought to have been dropped there by an international drug-smuggling syndicate.
# Organised Crime
Teen arrested as Gardaí seize over €169,000 worth of Alprazolam tablets in North Dublin
The seizure was made during an operation targeting persons suspected to be part of an organised crime group in North Dublin.
# west tallaght
Seven arrested in operation targeting organised crime and anti-social behaviour in west Tallaght
At 7:00am this morning, gardaí from the Tallaght District searched six residential properties in the west Tallaght area.
# drugs tax
Cork dissident republican group fundraising through extortion racket on organised crime
The Real IRA, The Journal has learned, has established an extortion racket to force criminals to pay for protection.
Last year
# Influencer
Romanian court orders 30-day detention of Andrew Tate over allegations of human trafficking
Tate and his brother Tristan were arrested yesterday.
# Garda
€860,000 worth of suspected cannabis seized in Clondalkin
A man in his 20s was arrested in connection with the seizure.
# Organised Crime
'Cross border, organised crime feud' probed in Newry 'execution'
A 58-year-old man died after being shot multiple times in a planned ‘ambush’.
# Organised Crime
Europe wide operation targets drug cartel with six arrests in Dubai
Europol announced this morning that 49 suspects across Europe and the United Arab Emirates have been arrested.
# europol raids
Gardaí involved in major operation against 'logistics and money laundering' gang in Spain
Europol has said that the gang was providing financial and technical support to other criminal groups in Europe.
# Courts
Man (40s) due in court following seizure of €300,000 worth of stolen goods
Gardaí arrested the man on Tuesday following the seizure.
# Organised Crime
Man arrested and €300,000 of stolen property recovered during probe into organised crime group
The man arrested as part of this investigation is still being detained at Longford Garda Station.
# Gardaí
Three arrested as part of organised crime inquiry in Sligo
Investigations are ongoing
# Organised Crime
Gardaí and Interpol search premises in Dublin and Clare in major online fraud investigation
Younng people are being recruited as money mules, gardaí have warned.
# Organised Crime
Probe into alleged garda leak to a crime gang about a protected witness
The investigation is believed to be linked to associates of the Kinahan organised crime group.
# burglary gangs
Lifting of Covid-19 measures a factor in surge of home break-ins
There has been a 35% rise in the first three months of the year compared to the same period last year.
# Gardaí
Garda detectives conduct Lanzarote raid as part of organised crime probe
Gardaí searched the residence of an Irish citizen residing there who is suspected of involvement in an organised crime gang based in Spain.
# Organised Crime
Garda liaison officer to be appointed to UAE as part of latest crackdown on Kinahan gang
The move is the latest in a wave of international action against the Kinahan cartel.
# Dublin
Gardaí seize €2 million worth of drugs including cannabis, heroin and liquid cocaine
Seven men have also been detained in connection with the seizures.
# Criminal Assets Bureau
Over €22,000 and multiple luxury watches seized by CAB in search operations
Searches took place in South Dublin, West Dublin, Kildare and Laois this morning.
# Kildare
Gardaí arrest alleged burglary gang in Kildare operation after pursuit
The pursuit ended when the gang’s driver lost control and crashed into the parking area of a supermarket in Naas.
# UK
Man jailed for at least 25 years for murder of Dutch writer
Christopher Hughes was sentenced at the High Court in Stirling.
# crossing borders
Air and sea transport links make Ireland a 'key target' for international human trafficking
The Azure Forum looked at organised crime across the UK and Ireland and how the two jurisdictions interact.
# Kildare
Man arrested and gun seized by gardaí in County Kildare
Gardaí found the gun when they stopped a car near Kilcock.
# Organised Crime
Corrupt port and airport workers 'central' to operations of organised crime gangs in Ireland
A new report by The Azure Forum examines the crime ecosystem between Ireland and the UK.
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.
# Swords
Two arrested and €374,000 cash seized in organised crime operation in Dublin
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
Over €24 million has been seized since the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau was set up in 2015.
# Dublin
Gardaí seize almost €500,000 in cash they allege belongs to organised crime group
The money was found in a truck when gardaí stopped it at the exit of the tunnel near Dublin Port.
All time
# Crack cocaine Ireland
Cheaper crack cocaine supplies in cities 'sees people travel from rural areas to buy the drug'
Tony Duffin of the Ana Liffey Drug Project believes a drop in crack cocaine cost is directly linked to increased supply.
# Organised Crime
Gardaí and Customs find €9.8m concealed in furniture in Dublin Port search operation
Two separate search operations, one in Dublin Port and the other in Drogheda, have seen an estimated €10m of drugs seized.