Ki­na­han set­back as €1.2m cash is seized

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - NEWS -

A SUR­PRISE €1.2mil­lion haul of po­ten­tially smug­gled crime pro­ceeds is the sec­ond set­back for the Ki­na­han crime car­tel in the past two days.

A haulier in his 50s was ar­rested af­ter gar­daí found €1.2mil­lion, be­lieved to be­long to the Ki­na­han car­tel, in his car dur­ing ran­dom spot checks in Ba­lyver­gal, Car­low, on Fri­day. Also on Fri­day, a Dublin man, the son of a former govern­ment min­is­ter, a com­pany di­rec­tor in his 40s, was held in Fin­glas Garda Sta­tion af­ter mem­bers of the Drugs and Or­gan­ised Crime Bu­reau iden­ti­fied him as a sus­pect.

Gar­daí be­lieve he is in­volved in im­port­ing vast quan­ti­ties of drugs through a com­pany based in Le­in­ster. His ar­rest is also linked to the Ki­na­han in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The first man is be­ing held at Car­low Garda Sta­tion.

Mean­while, the sec­ond man was re­leased on Fri­day evening and a file will be sent to the DPP.

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