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Episode 68: How the Kinahan Cartel crushed Peter 'Fatso' Mitchell's cocaine empire

He was the Irish king of the Costa until the Kinahan mob turned on him and forced the one-time drug lord into hiding for more than 10 years

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant

He was the Irish king of the Costa until the Kinahan mob turned on him and forced the one-time drug lord into hiding for more than 10 years.

But Peter ‘Fatso’ Mitchell is back behind bars after he showed up in the UK, working as a driver for a cocaine gang.

A murky gangland story involving double crosses, greed and paranoia lie at the heart of Mitchell’s journey to a prison cell in Wales, where he was locked up for 10 years for his role in the ‘Avengers’ coke gang.

Nicola Tallant chats with Sunday World journalist Eamon Dillon about the last member of the notorious John Gilligan gang - the criminal dubbed ‘the one that got away.’

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