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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Organised Crime

This month
September 2023
Kinahan probe: Dubai police and gardaí ramping up cooperation
A file on the Kinahan Organised Crime Group has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
This year
2023
Cocaine and cannabis with €2.1m euros seized in Kildare and Westmeath
The operation targeted transnational organised crime and led to the arrest of five men and one woman.
Garda investigation launched into senior officer suspected of obstructing money laundering probe
The long service garda, whose role is to supervise and manage gardaí, is based in the east of the country.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two arrested as Gardaí seize over €1.3m worth of cannabis
The two men are being detained at a garda station in North Dublin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
2022
Romanian court orders 30-day detention of Andrew Tate over allegations of human trafficking
Tate and his brother Tristan were arrested yesterday.
€860,000 worth of suspected cannabis seized in Clondalkin
A man in his 20s was arrested in connection with the seizure.
'Cross border, organised crime feud' probed in Newry 'execution'
A 58-year-old man died after being shot multiple times in a planned ‘ambush’.
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.
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.
Man (40s) due in court following seizure of €300,000 worth of stolen goods
Gardaí arrested the man on Tuesday following the seizure.
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.
Three arrested as part of organised crime inquiry in Sligo
Investigations are ongoing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gardaí seize €2 million worth of drugs including cannabis, heroin and liquid cocaine
Seven men have also been detained in connection with the seizures.
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.
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.
Man jailed for at least 25 years for murder of Dutch writer
Christopher Hughes was sentenced at the High Court in Stirling.
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.
Man arrested and gun seized by gardaí in County Kildare
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
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.
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.