Kinahan setback as €1.2m cash is seized
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.