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Well known Dublin criminal among 60 alleged dealers arrested in garda swoop

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Well known Dublin criminal among 60 alleged dealers arrested in garda swoop

In Dublin’s south inner city officers made 26 arrests as part of ‘Operation Tempest’, targeting one of the biggest heroin dealing gangs in the country.

Reports indicate that some of those arrested have connections to heroin kingpin Greg Lynch, who survived an attempt on his life in 2013 when he was blasted with a shotgun in a botched hit.

Greg Lynch

As well as Dublin criminals 25 people were charged in Cork city and seven in Wexford.

Of the seven, five are from the one family; mother and father Billy and Margaret Connors and their three sons Paddy, Johnny and James.

All five appeared in Wexford district court on Tuesday.

In Cork gardai under ‘Operation Emerson’ made 25 arrests, nine of whom were women.

In total more than 100 garda raids were conducted in less than 48 hours.

Searches were carried out on more than 50 residential addresses by drug unit personal supported by Regional Support Units, Detective units, Dog Units and the Drug and Organised Crime Bureau.