Co Tyrone drug lord Seamus Quinn is staying at a luxury hotel that will soon be filled with soccer fans for the World Cup.
The Coalisland criminal has made regular trips to Qatar in recent years but rarely posts on social media about his sun holidays.
But the crime lord, who was once described in court by a police officer as heavily involved in drug dealing, posted a few videos last week of himself sipping life in luxury.
In one video, the drug dealer films himself in a giant hot tub, and in a second, he shows the stunning nighttime views from his hotel.
Seamus Quinn is understood to not be the drug-dealing star he once was, but is believed to have made quite a bit of money selling drugs over the years.
Ever since he was exposed as a criminal, he has been very secretive, usually making sure his lavish lifestyle isn’t shared on social media.
But copies of his vacation videos have been widely shared, showing him living the life of Riley.
He says, “Well, the drinking last night, I… (names three people who are with him) with some beers, some wine, look at that view, oh my god.”
Quin (53), spent the week in Doha, where the vast majority of the 64 matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be played over the next six weeks.
Fans from England, USA, Argentina, Brazil and many more will converge in Doha for the biggest sporting event of the year, taking place for the first time in November and December to escape Qatar’s torturous summer temperatures.
Sources said they wouldn’t be surprised if Quinn made another trip to the Gulf state during the football festival to watch a few games.
“Seamus Quinn is a regular in Doha,” said a source, who said a close relative works in Doha. “He loves it out there and he’s been there a couple of times this year.
“He hates publicity so he’s going to be upset that he shared those videos with anyone. It doesn’t look like him. He’s usually more careful not to show off, but he must have had a few and couldn’t resist letting the world know how well he’s doing.
“Don’t be surprised if he’s booked for the World Cup. Four of the five stadiums in use are in and around Doha. “
Quinn is the brother of controversial former priest Joseph Quinn, who was suspended from the Catholic Church after it was revealed he paid £45,000 to a woman who claimed he raped her.
However, an assumption of liability on the part of the priest at the time would be ruled out, and the alleged victim was not allowed to comment on his allegations, especially to the media.
Seamus is also the brother of Declan “Bill” Quinn, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident by notorious criminal Anthony Quinn, son of Stephen “Donkey” Quinn, who happens to be Seamus’s cousin.
In 2014 a court awarded the infamous “Donkey” the paltry sum of £100 to be paid by his drug-dealing cousin Seamus after a family feud that claimed the life of “Donkey’s” other cousin Declan Quinn.
Seamus and Declan Quinn went to Donkey’s home in Coalisland with another man in 2011.
They wanted to confront “Donkey’s” son Anthony over a garden shed that was set on fire and it was claimed they were armed with guns and hammers.
When Anthony Quinn showed up at his father’s house, he was chased by the three men in his car after he was called saying the men were there.
Shortly thereafter, Anthony Quinn saw Declan Quinn in the street and killed him by driving into him at high speed. He later pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Seamus earned the nickname “Teflon” crime boss after being freed from Omagh Crown Court after being convicted of an assault that took place during a feud with another family that left a man 17 staples in his head.
He was sentenced to a relatively light sentence of 60 hours of community service – despite the trial, he had already accumulated 14 criminal records.
Quinn, of Stewartstown Road Coalisland, had originally been charged with false imprisonment and death threats, but they were withdrawn by the PPS.
Two other men who were part of Quinn’s gang were given suspended sentences in connection with the same incident in January 2012.
The court heard how the victim’s family was intimidated for three years after the attack as Quinn’s gang tried to get them to retract their statements.
A year earlier, we revealed how Quinn had a number of serious charges, including death threats and possession of a gun.
They referenced a feud he had with his notorious drug-dealing cousin Stephen “Donkey” Quinn.
While the more serious charges “remained on the books,” he was convicted of burglary and sentenced to 200 hours of community service.
And he has been ordered to pay his multimillionaire cousin £100 in compensation.
Quinn appeared in Enniskillen Magistrates Court and was convicted of posing as a NIE employee with intent to commit fraud.
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