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Kinahan associate charged with attempted shooting in Amsterdam

Gareth Chubb
Gareth Chubb

KINAHAN cartel associate Gareth Chubb was charged with "attempted manslaughter" and unlawful possession of firearms in Amsterdam District Court earlier today, the Prosecution Service in Amsterdam confirmed

Chubb (29) from Keeper Road in Drimnagh, was one of four men arraigned in front of a examining magistrate in the Dutch court in connection with an incident in a café in Rembrandt Square on Sunday night.

According to witnesses, a Nigerian-Dutch national was lucky to escape with his life after a gun jammed during a botched shooting attempt.

The hit target is believed to have fled Smokey’s Cafe and contacted Dutch cops who stormed the pub and arrested the four men.

During a search of the premises, officers recovered a Glock pistol, a Walther PPK, another pistol and a silencer.

Convicted cocaine dealer Chubb is regarded as a Kinahan Cartel henchman and is a close associate of Liam Byrne.

Yesterday, a spokesman for the Prosecution Service in Amsterdam said all four men had been remanded in custody.

"Their custody has been extended for at least 14 days. In line with the strict Dutch privacy laws the Prosecution Service is not allowed to name the suspects.

"At the end of the 14 days detention the public prosecutor can apply to the district court for a detention order for a period not exceeding 90 days.

"The four men who where arrested in a bar on Sunday 5th of February in the centre of Amsterdam were arraigned today in front of a examining magistrate of the Amsterdam district court.

"They are charged with possession of unlawful firearm. The 29- year old Irishman is also charged with attempted manslaughter. He appeared to have attempted to shoot a 27-year old man from Amsterdam, but his weapon jammed."