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Cops move in Gardai seize HQ of 'Mr Flashy' gang in Finglas after string of feud attacks

This is understood to be a major blow to the mob


‘Mr Flashy’

‘Mr Flashy’

‘Mr Flashy’

Dublin City Council, working with Gardai, have seized the headquarters of the Mr Flashy drug dealing organisation in west Dublin.

The raid of the property on Ratoath Drive in Finglas on Thursday morning was one of nine searches conducted by Gardai targeting the west Dublin mob.

Gardai recovered two firearms, over €47,000 in cash and 300 rounds of ammunition during the operation which was backed up by members of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU).

This is understood to be a major blow to the mob who have been involved in an out of control feud with a rival faction.

“Gardai are well aware of the feud going on but consider what has happened today as a proactive strike back against these gangs," a senior source said.

"There have been no arrests yet regarding the feud incident in Finglas in the past fortnight.”

Upon entering the property on Ratoath Drive, officials noted that it had been divided into three separate dwellings.

The property and others targeted in the raids have since been boarded up by officials.

A Garda spokesperson said: "Two suspected firearms, ammunition, and cash to the value of over €47,000 were seized during a number of searches conducted by Gardaí in the Finglas area on Thursday, following a number of serious incidents related to ongoing criminal activity in the vicinity in recent weeks.

The search operations, which targeted 9 addresses in the Finglas area that were suspected of being utilized by organised crime groups, were conducted by the Emergency Response Unit, the Garda Dog Unit, the Blanchardstown District Detective Unit, as well as the Task Force and Divisional Scenes of Crime Unit.

Two firearms (subject to analysis), 300 rounds of suspected ammunitions and over €47,000 in cash were seized during the course of these searches. Investigations into these seized items and the criminal activities of this west Dublin based crime group are continuing from the Incident Room at Finglas Garda Station."

The statement added: "A number of these addresses have been taken possession of and boarded up by Dublin City Council at the conclusion of these searches. Investigations are ongoing in relation to these criminal activities. An Garda Síochána will continue to maintain a high visibility and community Garda patrols in the area to support the local community."

It comes after two weeks of mayhem in the northwest Dublin suburb after the theft of a designer watch sparked a series of tit for tat attacks.

A dispute broke out between the ‘Mr Flashy’ gang and a rival faction after thugs assaulted a close associate of the gangster and stole the high-end watch from him on a Dublin Bus.

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After much taunting on social media between the two factions, at around 10 pm on Sunday of last week, the ‘Mr Flashy’ gang targeted an innocent teenage boy who has links to the gang who were blamed for the bus incident.

The assault further escalated tensions and resulted in retaliation.

Meanwhile, a garda investigation is also underway after a man was abducted in broad daylight in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

The 22-year-old victim was forced into a car in the Finglas area by a group of men who were armed with a hammer.

Footage of the incident shared on social media shows the group dragging the man into a people carrier on the Finglas Road before the vehicle speeds off.

Gardaí were alerted and an operation was immediately launched to locate the victim and the suspects.

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