Former Kinahan mob 'fixer' found dead in Holland

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Christy Kinahan
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A gangster who was both a close friend of slain Gary Hutch and worked as a ‘fixer’ for the Kinahans was found dead in Holland.

Martin Cervi, who was originally from Dublin’s East Wall, died of a suspected heart attack over two weeks ago.

The 39-year-old is believed to have acted as a ‘facilitator’ for Christy ‘The Dapper Don’ Kinahan’s right hand man John Cunningham.

Cervi is believed to have sent drugs mules to Bolivia with lead lined suitcases to transport narcotics and was a suspect in the 2003 pub murder of drug dealer Raymond Sallinger (40).

According to reports in the Sun, Cervi played a big part in the underworld outfit:

“He is not a direct organiser of the gang but is a facilitator in relation to enforcement of their activities.

“At one time, he sourced his illegal drugs and firearms from the gang. He is also a close associate of John Cunningham and other senior figures of the Kinahan gang.

“Cervi was well known to gardai as someone who worked with the Kinahan gang” according to Spanish police files released on the drugs cartel.

Cervi was also close to slain gangster Gary Hutch, whose murder in Spain in September sparked the feud between rival gangs that has claimed a number of lives since.