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Ireland 'No area is immune' - Locals shocked as gardai foil suspected gang murder plot in north Dublin

14:01  07 november  2017
14:01  07 november  2017 Source:   independent.ie

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Gardaí believe they foiled a planned gun murder just minutes before it was due to take place in Dublin ’s north inner city. And one of his close associates was suspected of having carried out one of the 10 murders against the Hutch faction by the Kinahan gang .

Gardaí believe they have foiled another imminent attempt to murder a member of the Hutch family. The men are originally from Dublin ’s north inner city Sheriff St and Docklands areas .

Armed Gardai - stock picture © Provided by Irish Independent Armed Gardai - stock picture Locals have commended the work of the gardai after a suspected gang hit was foiled by armed officers in north Dublin last night.

Gardaí from the elite Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (DOCB) seized a handgun and a silencer when they stopped a vehicle at Philipsburgh Avenue in north Dublin at around 8pm last night and the suspects are now being held for conspiracy to murder.

Speaking to Independent.ie this morning, local councillor Damian O'Farrell said that residents in Marino he spoke to this morning were "shocked" at the incident.

"There is shock all around," Councillor O'Farrell said.

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"This is a very quiet area but no area is immune these days," he added.

It is understood that gardaí used specialist bugging equipment on the phones and vehicles of those involved in the murder plot which had been ongoing for weeks.

Among the four criminals in Garda custody last night is a 38-year-old south inner city criminal who was only freed from jail in July.

This man is already a suspect in a string of gangland murders but has barely any previous convictions and previously was cleared of charges in a gruesome murder case.

A 23-year-old cousin of this criminal was also arrested in last night’s detailed operation. This young Ballyfermot man previously survived an assassination attempt when he was shot in the face almost four years ago.

Also arrested as part of the Garda operation was a long-term member of the Kinahan cartel aged in his mid 30s and another south inner city criminal aged in his mid 30s.

Councillor O'Farrell also said that neighbours he spoke to wished to commend the work of the gardai in this incident.

Sources told Independent.ie last night that officers had been carrying out surveillance on the four criminals, aged 23, 35, 37 and 38, for a number of weeks after becoming aware they had been enlisted to kill the north inner city dealer on behalf of the Kinahan cartel.

“Their target was literally only minutes away from death when these fellas were stopped,” a senior source said.

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