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murder probe Close pal of top gangster Richie Carberry arrested in probe into Drogheda teen's gruesome killing

Yesterday morning detectives arrested three men on suspicion of disposing of the teenager's body parts.


Richie Carberry was shot dead

Richie Carberry was shot dead

Richie Carberry was shot dead

A close associate of Dublin criminal Richie Carberry has been arrested in relation to the feud murder of a teenager in Drogheda.

The 17-year-old was lured to a house in the Co Louth town last year before being killed and his body dismembered.

His remains were dumped in different parts of Drogheda and Dublin in the days after his murder.

Yesterday morning detectives arrested three men on suspicion of disposing of the teenager's body parts.

The men, aged between their 20s and 50s, were detained on yesterday morning following a series of searches in the capital.

The Sunday World has learned that one of the suspects is a close associates of feud murder victim Richie Carberry (39).

He was shot dead in November 2019 outside his Co Meath home in a murder that was directly linked to the Drogheda dispute.

Originally from Coolock, he was seen as the Dublin link to the anti-Maguire faction directing the younger criminals.

Gardaí believed he was the 'number 2' acting with another Dublin criminal financing the crime gang.

The close associate of Carberry remains in Garda custody on suspicion of involvement in disposing the body parts.

A senior source said that they are suspected of travelling to Drogheda to help in the disposal but are not believed to have been directly involved in the murder.

On January 13, 2020 a sports bag with body parts was thrown from a moving car in Coolock two days after the teen was reported missing.

Days later partial human remains were found in a burnt out car in a Drumcondra lane way, which were later confirmed to be that of the victim.

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He cannot be named for legal reasons as he was a juvenile at the time of the murder.

In total 11 people have now been arrested as part of the murder inquiry and a number of men are currently charged before the courts as part of the investigation.

The three suspects arrested this morning are being held at separate Dublin garda stations.

A Garda spokesman said: "The searches, conducted by Mountjoy Detective Unit, were carried out under provisions of Section 10 of the Criminal Justice Act (Miscellaneous Provisions), 1997, at a number of premises in Dublin this morning".

They can be held for up to seven days before they must either be charged or released from custody pending a file to the DPP.


Detectives in Drogheda are currently in the process of preparing files in the hope of bringing charges against a number of suspects.

Gardaí believe the gang involved in the murder had planned to deliver the dismembered body parts to a criminal in the area.

A chief suspect in the teen's murder, gangland hitman Robbie Lawlor (36), was later shot dead in Belfast.


Gangland hitman Robbie Lawlor

Gangland hitman Robbie Lawlor

Gangland hitman Robbie Lawlor

Several other people have also been arrested as part of the inquiry on suspicion of direct involvement in the murder, luring the victim to the scene, or cleaning the murder scene after the killing.

His murder was linked to the Drogheda feud which claimed up to four lives and has seen dozens of shootings, assaults and petrol bomb attacks over the past three years.

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