‘Extremely violent’ murder squad behind attempted hit on 3 men including Mr Flashy associate
The man who was injured in the attack is well-known to gardai and previously was targeted as he operated in Mr Flashy’s gang during the Corduff feud in 2019
An “extremely violent” murder squad armed with “military grade weaponry” were behind the attempted hit on three Irishmen last year which included a pal of Dublin gang boss Mr Flashy, Spanish police have established.
Flashy’s associate was injured in the incident in Spain on September 20 but sources said that the reactions of the trio saved their lives. The Irishmen were fishing in Turtle Lake outside Marbella when the six man hit team arrived to kill them.
The injured man, who is from Finglas and is aged in his mid-20s, was shot once in the side and made his own way to hospital but he refused to cooperate with the police. However, Dublin Live can reveal that investigations revealed the identities of the hit team – all British nationals – who were arrested and are now in custody.
One source described them as “extremely violent, with access to several firearms, including military grade weaponry typical of professional hit teams.” Once identified, raids were carried out by Spanish police who discovered their deadly arsenal.
The haul of weapons included a Czech-made Skorpion submachine gun capable of firing 850 rounds per minute, two Ekol Tuna pistols, a Grand Power handgun and a Smith & Wesson revolver, along with 300 rounds of ammunition. Also found were bulletproof vests, balaclavas, several machetes, tasers, a hatchet and cable ties were also seized, together with GPS trackers and a mobile signal blocker.
A source said: “They were going to try to kill these three individuals again, there’s no doubt about that. The Irish were lucky to get away, but they would have been targeted again. This was not a warning.”
The British gangsters were finally detained at an undisclosed location near Marbella. During a tense stand-off, one of the men pointed his armed weapon at arresting police, only dropping it after a number of warning shots were fired.
The six British men have been placed under official investigation for murder, criminal organisation, arms possession and possession of false documentation. Police have established that the hit team had used GPS trackers to follow their targets.
The gang were also aware of the Irishmens’ routines and that they frequently met up at the location where the attempted murders took place. As part of the ongoing probe – which includes the anti-gang unit UDYCO – is working on a number of lines of inquiry but specifically why the trio were targeted.
The man who was injured in the attack is well-known to gardai and previously was targeted as he operated in Mr Flashy’s gang during the Corduff feud in 2019.