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[RTE News] Garda Commissioner says 25 gangs are operating in the State. (21 Nov 2012)

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Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has said there are 25 organised criminal gangs operating in the State.

Speaking at the Oireachtas Justice Committee, he said the majority of the gangs are based in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo.

The commissioner said a number of the gangs have a significant international dimension and some interact to pursue joint enterprises.

The majority are involved in drug-trafficking and are prepared to use violence and intimidation.

 

Item Type:News
Source:RTE News
Date:21 November 2012
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Limerick
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Cork
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
MM-MO Crime and law > Drugs and alcohol offence > Drug offence > Illegal transportation of drugs (smuggling / trafficking)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Sligo
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Galway
MM-MO Crime and law > Organised crime

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