Kinahan thug enjoys boozy day out after release on bail
Kinahan thug Gareth Chubb enjoyed a boozy day out in Amsterdam after he was released on bail in Holland.
The 29-year-old had attempted manslaughter charges against him dismissed due to lack of evidence but remains before the courts on weapons possession and threatening behaviour.
Chubb’s brother Jonathan travelled to the Dutch capital to welcome him back to freedom after he spent months in an Amsterdam jail awaiting charges in connection with an alleged weapons seizure in February.
He was arrested after an incident involving a Nigerian man who claimed that Chubb tried to shoot him in a bar but the gun misfired.
This week the court released him on bail after ruling that there is insufficient proof to prosecute.
The court had heard that Chubb and another Dublin man, along with two Englishmen, met the Nigerian while out socialising near Rembrandt Square. A row broke out and it was claimed that Chubb had threatened the Nigerian with a pistol.
However, forensic tests couldn’t prove definitively that the gun had been fired and the witness statements were not enough, it was ruled.
Chubb was staying at a flat near Amsterdam used by senior Kinahan associates when he was arrested.
The Crumlin drug dealer is a close friend of Daniel Kinahan and Liam Byrne. For months after the outbreak of the Regency Feud, Chubb was living in hotels after his home was raided a number of times.
He rose up the ranks of the cartel since he was convicted of cocaine dealing in 2007.
At that point he was a lowly player in Freddie Thompson’s operation, but is now considered a major target of Gardaí.
Aged just 25 he was arrested in connection with the gun murder in Inchicore of Paul McCarthy, but he was released without charge.
His name appeared on a Real IRA hit list a number of years ago.
Chubb’s father is the well-known criminal Noel Chubb, who was previously jailed for his role in the death of a civil servant.
In May 1991, Chubb (54) was convicted of the manslaughter of Seamus Broderick (27), from Galway, at Leeson Street in Dublin.
The court was told that Chubb, who was working as a nightclub bouncer, punched and kicked Broderick before throwing him down a set of steps.