Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Drug ring linked to Kinahan cartel uncovered in Australia

A sophisticated drug trafficking operation between Ireland and Australia has been uncovered after a two-year transnational investigation into the Kinahan cartel. Four Irish nationals in Australia and New Zealand have been arrested. The Kinahan cartel is known to have networks stretching around the world.

Gerry Hutch (the Monk) and Christy Kinahan.
Previous arrests in Perth, Darwin, Sydney and Christchurch have also been linked to the operation. Irish authorities have confirmed a number of those arrested have previously traveled to Australia, where the value of cocaine is four to five times that of Ireland. In 2016 the Kinahan cartel was at the center of a bloody feud with the rival Hutch gang in the heart of Dublin. At least a dozen have died.
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