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Crime World Extra: The life and crimes of Kinahan Cartel mobster Graham 'The Wig' Whelan

Graham Whelan's fall from the lofty heights as a senior member of one of Ireland’s most-ruthless crime gangs
Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant

Convicted drug dealer Graham ‘The Wig’ Whelan is facing jail after pleading guilty to a number of offences relating to his arrest at a luxury Dublin hotel when he was caught with cash in his pocket and an expensive watch on his arm by undercover officers investigating drug crime.

While the offences may seem small for criminal as significant Whelan, they have placed the spotlight on his fall from the lofty heights as a senior member of one of Ireland’s most-ruthless crime gangs.

Nicola Tallant talks with Sunday World Deputy Editor Niall Donald about the life and crimes of Graham 'The Wig' Whelan. They discuss the infamous Holiday Inn Hotel drug bust that started a war, the tough-man image that helped him rise through the ranks of gangland and the lonely future he faces after multiple tragedies visited his life.

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