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#Organised Crime

# organised-crime - Thursday 23 June, 2022

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 16,681 Views 17 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Friday 29 April, 2022

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 27,269 Views 9 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

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 79,584 Views 0 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Friday 22 April, 2022

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 22,194 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Hughes was sentenced at the High Court in Stirling.

# organised-crime - Friday 8 April, 2022

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 12,992 Views 0 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Sunday 3 April, 2022

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 30,139 Views 0 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Thursday 31 March, 2022

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 39,549 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.

# organised-crime - Saturday 5 February, 2022

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 18,316 Views 6 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

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 9,609 Views 9 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

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 25,661 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 - Thursday 2 December, 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 26,665 Views 23 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Thursday 25 November, 2021

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 30,636 Views 0 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Monday 15 November, 2021

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 20,290 Views 8 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Sunday 14 November, 2021

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 13,121 Views 0 Comments

The meetings took place last week.

# organised-crime - Thursday 21 October, 2021

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 38,694 Views 0 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Monday 18 October, 2021

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 7,588 Views 8 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Saturday 2 October, 2021

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 44,397 Views 8 Comments

Two Audi vehicles and a Rolex watch were also seized.

# organised-crime - Friday 1 October, 2021

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 28,488 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 20,221 Views 0 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

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 97,271 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 45,445 Views 0 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

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 18,543 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.

# organised-crime - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

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 15,893 Views 5 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Friday 13 August, 2021

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 63,195 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.

# organised-crime - Thursday 12 August, 2021

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 91,421 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 19,543 Views 3 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

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 45,864 Views 27 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Friday 6 August, 2021

€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 73,524 Views 42 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Friday 30 July, 2021

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 30,153 Views 20 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.

# organised-crime - Friday 23 July, 2021

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 84,328 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.

# organised-crime - Saturday 17 July, 2021

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 14,139 Views 0 Comments

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

# organised-crime - Friday 16 July, 2021

Dutch Customs find €225m of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of banana puree
# That's Bananas
# That's Bananas

Dutch Customs find €225m of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of banana puree

Jul 16th 2021, 3:42 PM 27,170 Views 20 Comments

It is the latest cocaine seizure associated with banana products, including in Ireland, on shipping destined for Rotterdam.

# organised-crime - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Gardaí believe that Irish financial institutions could be at risk from an international crime gang
# Banks And Organised Crime
# Banks And Organised Crime

Gardaí believe that Irish financial institutions could be at risk from an international crime gang

Jul 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 31,889 Views 0 Comments

Garda detectives have arrested people working in banks for suspected fraud offences.

# organised-crime - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Criminals in Australia and New Zealand tricked into using FBI-run messaging app
# Antipodean Crime
# Antipodean Crime

Criminals in Australia and New Zealand tricked into using FBI-run messaging app

Jun 8th 2021, 9:03 AM 29,433 Views 10 Comments

Authorities said the app was installed on stripped-back mobile phones and its popularity grew after it was vouched for by underworld figures.

# organised-crime - Friday 23 April, 2021

Homes evacuated as pipe bombs and ammunition recovered during Drogheda raid
# Pipe Bombs
# Pipe Bombs

Homes evacuated as pipe bombs and ammunition recovered during Drogheda raid

Apr 23rd 2021, 11:42 AM 14,811 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí launched the raid in Drogheda as part of an operation targeting organised crime in the area.

# organised-crime - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

European Arrest Warrant issued for Gerry Hutch in connection with Regency Hotel murder
# Crime
# Crime

European Arrest Warrant issued for Gerry Hutch in connection with Regency Hotel murder

Apr 20th 2021, 1:31 PM 19,729 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are looking for Hutch over his alleged involvement in the Regency Hotel murder of gangland figure David Byrne.

# organised-crime - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Volkswagen car and financial documents seized after six searches in Longford
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Volkswagen car and financial documents seized after six searches in Longford

Mar 16th 2021, 1:38 PM 18,619 Views 10 Comments

Eight dogs were taken into the care of the local Dog Warden.

# organised-crime - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Three men arrested following number of Garda raids in Co Laois
# Portarlington
# Portarlington

Three men arrested following number of Garda raids in Co Laois

Mar 4th 2021, 7:42 AM 21,725 Views 0 Comments

The searches were carried out as part of an investigation into organised crime, drugs and firearms trafficking.

# organised-crime - Friday 26 February, 2021

Gardaí seize €720k worth of cannabis after searches in Dublin, Meath and Louth
# Drugs Seizure
# Drugs Seizure

Gardaí seize €720k worth of cannabis after searches in Dublin, Meath and Louth

Feb 26th 2021, 11:36 AM 17,666 Views 51 Comments

Three men have been arrested.

# organised-crime - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

CAB raids homes and business linked to crime gang and freezes €540k in bank accounts
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

CAB raids homes and business linked to crime gang and freezes €540k in bank accounts

Feb 10th 2021, 12:19 PM 57,118 Views 18 Comments

The raids happened this morning.

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