Gardaí seize cocaine during raids of properties linked to Dundon McCarthy crime gang
• Yesterday 17:03
Gardaí have recovered a large amount of suspected cocaine during planned raids on properties in the stronghold of the Dundon McCarthy crime gang who, it is feared, have enlisted the assistance of British gang members to sell drugs out of Limerick.
Gardaí seize cocaine during raids of properties linked to Dundon McCarthy crime gang© Provided by Irish Examiner
Dozens of armed gardaí attached to the Armed Support Unit, as well as the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit, swarmed on a number of properties in the Hyde Rd and Ballinacurra Weston areas on Wednesday morning, it has emerged.
As well as the large drugs haul, gardaí also recovered a cocaine press machine during the raids on the southside of Limerick City.watch video here
The Dundon McCarthy gang once reigned as the most feared criminal network in Ireland until the emergence of Dublin’s Kinahan crime group.
Many senior members of the Dundon mob were put behind bars and are serving life terms for a number of different murders.
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A number of former members and associates of the gang gave evidence against the leaders of the gang, which in turn led to Gardaí breaking up the Dundon network.