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Cartel chaos How Crime World has mapped out the downfall of the Kinahan cartel

As the noose continues to tighten on the Kinahan cartel group, we look at how Crime World has mapped out the mob, their heinous crimes, and their unfolding downfall.

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Sunday World Investigations Editor, Nicola Tallant

Sunday World Investigations Editor, Nicola Tallant

Sunday World Investigations Editor, Nicola Tallant

As the Irish media gathered at Dublin City hall on Tuesday morning there were murmurs of what was to come for the Kinahan cartel as news leaked overnight that the US government was set to sanction the Dublin gang.

The press conference was held by An Garda Siochana in conjunction with the US Department of State, Europol and the UK National Crime agency.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was joined by Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll, who is in charge of Serious and Organised Crime, as well as speakers from the Drugs Enforcement Agency (DEA), and US Customs & Border Control.

At the briefing, US Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin announced a whopping $5 million reward for key information leading to the Kinahan gang being dismantled.

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She has told the media that the US Department of State is offering the reward for information "leading to the financial disruption" of the Kinahan transnational group, or the arrest and conviction of its leaders.

The three leaders of the gang are named by the authorities as Daniel Kinahan, who runs the day-to-day operations, his father Christy Kinahan Snr who organises property purchases, and Christy Kinahan Jnr who oversees their finances.

Just two weeks ago, Daniel Kinahan's right hand man Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh and two associates were jailed in the UK for orchestrating the importation of multi-million pound drug shipments.

And now, Gardaí have also issued warrants for the arrest of gang member Sean McGovern, relating to offences of Murder and Directing & Participating in a Criminal Organisation.

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Arrest warrant for Sean McGovern

Arrest warrant for Sean McGovern

Arrest warrant for Sean McGovern

Since 2015, Gardaí have seized €7.5 million in cash, €20 million worth of drugs, 48 firearms, 2,212 rounds of ammunition. They've also intervened in 46 threat to life incidents.

A total of 79 members of the gang have been convicted on charges relating to murder, attempted murder, money laundering and drug trafficking.

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And now the clock is ticking on the rest of the Kinahan cartel's thugs.

As the noose continues to tighten on the Kinahan cartel group, we look at how Crime World, a podcast from sundayworld.com, has mapped out the mob, their heinous crimes, and their unfolding downfall.

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