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Cartel members desperate to prevent leak by visiting James Quinn in prison

James Quinn
James Quinn

Senior members of the Kinahan cartel are desperate to visit James Quinn in prison.

According to sources the gangsters want to make sure the 34-year-old thug from Basin Street in Dublin’s south inner city keeps his mouth shut.

Members of the Kinahan gang have previously visited prisons to make sure their cronies are remaining tight lipped.

The gangsters remain fearful that hitman Eric ‘Lucky’ Wilson will grass them up and walk free.

Eric 'Lucky' Wilson

In a leaked transcript of a conversation between two criminals, obtained by Sunday World, the cartel’s worries are clearly stated.

"B says Wilson is the main suspect for ten murders but the police don't have any proof.

"B says Wilson is a nutter but they've never arrested him and now he's locked up in Spain for murder and possessing explosives.

"B says the boys are worried he's going to grass them up and walk and they're going to get life.”

James Quinn was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the gangland murder of Gary Hutch in 2015.

He has 70 previous convictions in Ireland and is also a suspect in a number of other gun attacks, including that of cartel bully ‘Hatchet’ Kavanagh, also on Spain’s ‘Costa del Crime’, more than two years ago.

Quinn, a nephew of veteran criminal Martin ‘The Viper’ Foley appeared in front of an investigating judge after being taken to a duty court in the Costa del Sol resort of Fuengirola for the behind-closed-doors hearing.

He is currently being held in Spain’s notorious maximum security Alhaurin de la Torre prison, the same jail Christy Kinahan and his two sons Daniel and Christopher were held in following their arrest in 2010.