The declaration of what amounts to a unified, determined worldwide law enforcement offensive against the Kinahan crime gang is not only unprecedented; it is a historic milestone in the history of organized crime in Ireland.
hen the heavyweight US government stepped into the ring and offered a $5 million reward for information to finally dismantle the cartel is a knockout blow Daniel Kinahanwho saw himself as a leading figure in world boxing.
He, his father Christy Snr and brother Christy Jnr were left dazed, bloody and on the ropes when the US State Department also announced severe financial sanctions against them and their associates around the world.
Christy the Dapper Don first built a powerful drug empire which he then passed on to his sons.
He was desperate to create a global crime syndicate that was untouchable and beyond the reach of the law.
But he never imagined that one day he and his sons would find himself and his sons in the crosshairs of the US President.
Today he has some understanding of what it’s like to be an international pariah like Vladimir Putin.
The Dapper Don and his sons finally have to face how the likes of El Chapo and Pablo Escobar must have felt when they too were declared global enemies of the state.
As a result of his heir Daniel’s bloody reign of terror – specifically the murder of 16 people, including two completely innocent men – in the so-called Kinahan/Hutch feud, the inner-city clan has been officially recognized as at the forefront of global organized crime.
The Kinahans and their cohorts can thank the Herculean efforts of Deputy Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll and his officers at the Bureau of Drugs and Organized Crime for their imminent defenestration.
During an unprecedented declaration of all-out war by a US government grand coalition with Irish, British and European law enforcement agencies, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris warned the cartel could “run, but not hide from justice forever”. .
The truth is that the Kinahans can run no more and have nowhere to hide: their downfall, spectacular and deserved, is now guaranteed and only a matter of time.
It was a hugely symbolic gesture that the powerful alliance chose Dublin City Hall to announce the offensive to wipe out the Irish Mafia – the administrative center of their native city and whose citizens have terrorized them.
Never before have we seen such a public, unqualified statement about a criminal organization in this country.
US Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin said at the press conference that the US State Department is offering the reward for information leading to “the financial disruption” and for the arrest and sentencing of mob leaders.
The naming of the three Kinahans, four of their key employees and front companies who used to launder their staggering fortunes and who are now the target of powerful US Treasury Department sanctions, puts the endgame in sight.
Just like the sanctions against Russia, this means all their property interests and finances in the US will be frozen and anyone doing business with them will also be targeted.
The initiative will also finally bring attention to Daniel Kinahan’s involvement in boxing in the United States, exposing the moral ambiguity and blatant corruption that lies at the heart of the sport.
But it won’t be long before these sanctions — not to mention the huge bounties on their heads — start to hurt the Kinahan cartel and all of its henchmen.
And in Dubai, the luxury desert of the Kinahans, it will probably take even less time before the authorities
loophole that harbors
their relationship with the United States, will agree to their extradition requests or simply deport them altogether.
You will be living proof that crime doesn’t pay off in the end.
https://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/sanctions-and-5m-bounty-will-truly-damage-the-kinahan-gang-ultimately-proving-crime-does-not-pay-41548453.html Sanctions and a $5 million bounty will really hurt the Kinahan gang and ultimately prove that crime doesn’t pay