Monday, January 21, 2019

Irish 'cardboard gangster' whacked over $ 50k drug debt

23 year old, heavily tattooed Zach Parker thought he had found his calling by trafficking cocaine. He quit his job as a barber and peddled drugs. He was targeted by a masked hitman and blasted with 5 shots at point blank range as he sat in his BMW X5.
Parker was enjoying the high life and had recently returned from a trip to Dubai, reportedly the home to the Kinahans, global Irish mobsters. Over the past 3½ years, the Kinahan-Hutch feud has been the dominant event in the underworld in Dublin, with 19 murders to date.

Parker is just the latest victim of the gangland machine that sucks in the naïve and spits them out: jailed, addicted or dead. A relatively small quantity of drugs bought on credit from a supplier but then lost to the police creates a debt to that supplier. If a debt cannot be paid, that debtor may be killed simply as an example to others.
Police say his death is likely not connected to the Hutch/Kinahan feud, but to a drug debt.