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Gardaí hail success of international policing operations after man found guilty in Hutch murder in Spain

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll said today there will soon be ‘significant additional success’.

The arrest of James Quinn in the south of Spain.
The arrest of James Quinn in the south of Spain.
Image: Garda Press Office

ONE OF THE country’s most senior gardaí has said the force expects its cooperation with authorities in other jurisdictions will soon lead to a number of successes in the fight against organised crime groups.

Assistant Commissioner Special Crime Operations John O’Driscoll was commenting after two successful convictions in the UK and Spain.

On Wednesday, 42-year-old James Mulvey was jailed for 32 years for conspiring to import and export cocaine and cannabis. And today a jury in Spain found James Quinn guilty of participating in the 2015 murder of Gary Hutch.

“The successful outcome to particular court proceedings in the UK and Spain this week is a very positive development in the efforts being made by law enforcement authorities, at an international level, for the purpose of tackling criminality associated with organised crime groups,” O’Driscoll said today.

“The Garda Síochána will continue to liaise with the law enforcement in as many jurisdictions as is necessary, for the purpose of achieving additional success into the future.

“We are currently engaged in liaison of this nature, which we are satisfied will soon lead to significant additional success.”

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