Deadly Kinahan-Hutch gangland feud could be still raging in 20 years’ time, Garda Assistant Commissioner warns, so Prison has no impact at all, this is what Pat Leahy is stating, so where from here?
At least 18 murders have been connected to the deadly gang war so far
The bloody Kinahan-Hutch gangland feud could be still raging in 20 years’ time, a high-ranking garda has warned.
Garda Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy gave the stark warning as he revealed that members of the warring factions were once close friends.
The experienced cop also told how he fears some of the killers caged for murders linked to the feud could strike again on their release in 20 years.
The feud has been raging since February 2016 when Kinahan associate David Byrne was gunned down in a shocking attack in broad daylight at the Regency Hotel on Dublin’s northside.
The attack saw men dressed as Garda ERU members storm the hotel with the intention of shooting Daniel Kinahan in revenge for the murder of Gary Hutch in Spain the previous September.
Innocent taxi driver Eddie Hutch Senior, a brother of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch was slain at his home in Poplar Row in Ballybough, Dublin on February 8, 2016.
At least 18 murders have been connected to the deadly gang war so far.
The Assistant Commissioner told the Irish Daily Star that he fears some of those serving jail sentences for murders associated with the feud could reignite the conflict on their release from jail in 20 years’ time.
He said: “If we look at some of the sentences that have been handed down, they are life sentences so (20 years) is about the time people will be getting back on the streets.
“Are they going to carry this back out on to the streets? I have no doubt that they will.
“They will know exactly why they were in there and what has happened in between, where they may or may not have had an opportunity to influence activities on the ground – but certainly when they come out, they will.
“I don’t think age is going to be a factor with them. ”
Mr Leahy added that gardai now are in a “far better place” when it comes to policing the feud and preventing further deaths.
He said: “It has been a challenge since day one. It was the consistency and the drive and the frequency at which it was happening, that’s what put pressure on resources in and around the city.
“But it wasn’t just about investigations, we had to prevent further murders taking place.
“We had to put significant resources into static patrols, Operation Hybrid was born out of that where we had the roving patrols – over 70,000 of them done since that has taken place.
“It was the first time that we had armed police really on the streets on a continuous basis, it changed the nature of policing in the north inner city very quickly from what we had created in 2009 was a shift into far more community-oriented approach to policing where (the) street was owned by a community guard.
“It is not normal policing, it is not natural policing and we did not want to see it and I don’t want to see it.
“I want to see a day when this is no longer necessary, that’s not the current context that we have and it’s unlikely to be (the) context for quite a while.”
People need to regain Trust in the Gardai. Some time ago it is alleged that a Garda Inspector walked into a pub, and took Cocaine at the bar while drinking. It beggars belief the Arrogance of this senior Garda, who believed he was above the Law. The Question is how many more Gardai are taking Cocaine?
Garda investigators have taken possession of CCTV footage that appears to show a garda inspector, who was arrested two weeks ago, snorting lines of cocaine in a bar.
The inspector and two colleagues — a detective and a superintendent — were arrested by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NBCI) as part of an inquiry into collusion between gardai and criminals involved in drug trafficking, racketeering and money laundering.
The three men had been under surveillance for months. It is understood that the inspector was monitored both allegedly receiving and using drugs. A file is being prepared for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Drew Harris, the garda commissioner, was briefed by the NBCI in advance of the officer’s arrest because of the…
Commissioner Harris must deal with the enemy from within, before Tacking Gangland Crimes and people who launder their monies. Many live in plush homes all over the country and abroad.