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Watch the video that details the rise and rise of the Kinahan cartel

Watch the video that details the rise and rise of the Kinahan cartel

It was May 2010 and as the world watched a major offensive was launched against a Irish crime gang based on the Costa del Sol.

Footage of Operation Shovel showed police forces from Britain, Ireland, Spain and as far away as Brazil kick-off against the Kinahans.

What had started in an inner city flat complex in Dublin had become a multi-million euro drug empire.

Now it seemed that the days of the Kinahans were numbered and that they would join the ranks of the greatest losers of organised crime.

But stepping into the body of the beast we travelled Puerto Banus to three years later and watched as key members of the gang came and went from a new gym that had just opened.

Despite using spotters and anti-surveillance techniques we spotted godfather Christy Kinahan Snr hanging out enjoying himself and we and we were left no doubt that they were back in business.