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DEE END IS NEAR Loyalist death squad vows to 'get' caged coke king 'Dee' Jenkins inside of jail or out

The UDA are still intent on murdering their own former cocaine lord Jenkins – despite him being jailed last week for two years

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Dee Jenkins while he was in hiding last year

Dee Jenkins while he was in hiding last year

Dee Jenkins while he was in hiding last year

A UDA death squad have issued a ‘promise’ to caged coke king ‘Dee’ Jenkins – ‘We’ll be waiting for you when you get out”.

Terror chiefs in west Belfast are still intent on murdering their own former cocaine lord Jenkins – despite him being jailed last week for two years.

Jenkins ran the West Belfast UDA’s most lucrative drugs empire and claimed he was making £500,000 a month dealing in coke for the terror group.

But a bitter fallout over money saw the UDA turn on Jenkins and attempt to murder him in a botched gun attack which left the coke dealer with serious injuries but still alive.

He was jailed on Thursday at Belfast Crown Court for two years and while the court stated only one year would be behind bars, it emerged that he’ll serve the time on top of the 20 months he received for similar offences in January.

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Our report last year detailing how Jenkins claimed to be raking in huge amounts of cash, and how the UDA had issued a contract on his head

Our report last year detailing how Jenkins claimed to be raking in huge amounts of cash, and how the UDA had issued a contract on his head

Our report last year detailing how Jenkins claimed to be raking in huge amounts of cash, and how the UDA had issued a contract on his head

 

Jenkins fled Northern Ireland to a secret location in England over 12 months ago after the UDA’s shock murder bid.

But despite him fleeing and now being banged up for a considerable number of months, the UDA have not changed their intent on having him murdered.

They still hold him responsible for an audacious attack on the home of alleged Shankill UDA chief Denis Cunningham last May – even though he wasn’t supposed to even be in the country at the time.

We reported at the time how Cunningham was said to be “furious” but also “badly shaken” after the petrol bomb was chucked at his house.

Convicted terrorist Cunningham was in bed during the early hours attack and though it only caused minor scorch damage, sources told us it was terrifying for Cunningham and his family inside as the flames were licking his bedroom window.

Speaking after Jenkins was once again handed a jail sentence for drug dealing, a senior UDA source told us: “This changes nothing, the UDA will still be after Dee Jenkins whether it be inside jail or when he is released.

“He was responsible for the attack on Denis Cunningham and that can’t go unpunished. We’ll be waiting for him. He can’t hide for ever.

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“He won’t even be able to relax inside prison, because if he can be got there he’ll be got. Either way he’s going to spend the rest of his life looking over his shoulder.”

Last May we reported how the UDA had issued a UK-wide contract for the head of Jenkins and had reached out to any loyalists in England or Scotland who wanted to make a ton of cash for taking him out.

Shortly after that Cunningham’s house was attacked with the petrol bomb and a family member of Jenkins had their house attacked a few days after that.

Last June convicted UDA killer Mo Courtney was arrested and questioned about making a threat to kill Jenkins over the phone.

The caller to Jenkins was reported to have said: “My face will be the last you’ll see”.

Courtney, who served an eight-year prison sentence for the manslaughter of Alan ‘Bucky’ McCullough, was questioned under the Terrorism Act after cops searched his house on Fernhill Heights but was released without charge.

Speaking after Jenkins was jailed for another two years, Detective Inspector O’Neill said: “Officers carried out searches of a property in west Belfast in 2020 and seized a quantity of cannabis and cocaine, as well as a sum of money.

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During an interview with Sunday World

During an interview with Sunday World

During an interview with Sunday World

 

“David Jenkins was subsequently arrested on suspicion of a number of drug-related offences.

“I hope that the investigation and the fact that Jenkins has appeared before court today offers reassurance that we, along with partner organisations, remain committed to disrupting the activities of those involved with illegal drugs.

“The efforts are in keeping with Operation Dealbreaker – that’s our organisational commitment to tackle every aspect of drug misuse across Northern Ireland, and that includes its harrowing impact on the lives and relationships of local people.

“We’re grateful to the public for their continued support and would ask anyone with information, or concerns, to contact us on 101.”

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Cocaine dealer David 'Dee' Jenkins

Cocaine dealer David 'Dee' Jenkins

Cocaine dealer David 'Dee' Jenkins

 

The UDA had become so paranoid last year that Jenkins was busy grassing them up to the authorities, including the Paramilitary Crime task Force (PCTF), the terror group held top-level meetings about kidnapping a member of his family.

Concerns were raised at a commanders meeting of A, B and C Companies last year with an agreement that Jenkins needs to be “dealt with”.

At that meeting the paranoid paramilitaries said they had even been watching houses linked to Jenkins in case he got homesick and travelled back to Belfast.

Speaking to the Sunday World, Jenkins said at the time: “They are all full of sh*te. I’d never talk to the peelers, never have. I haven’t been in contact with the PCTF since the last time they done the house.

“I’ve no interest in the peelers – at the minute – but there’s always a back-up plan, ‘Plan B’, and ‘Plan B’ is all the information I have on the phone and if they want to f*** about and threaten me I’ll give the peelers as much sh*te as they want.”

He also revealed he only ever dealt with the three ‘C’ Company brigadiers at the very top and did so on a daily basis – and said he had voice messages, text messages and more evidence should he require to use it.

He added he wasn’t afraid of the UDA and warned he would target their families if they did anything to his.

steven.moore@sundayworld.com

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