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[thejournal.ie] , MacGuill, Dan “Horrific”: Gangs passing drug debts on to families bereaved by suicide. (11 Dec 2014)

URL: http://www.thejournal.ie/drug-debts-violence-gangl...

An Oireachtas Committee has been told about a recent spike in young people taking their own lives amid drug-related debts to gangs in Dublin.

In a “horrifying” twist, however, criminals are passing on the debt to bereaved families.

Anna Quigley, from the Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign, was speaking to the Oireachtas Justice Committee, about the effects of gangland crime on local communities.

She told TDs and Senators that communities in the capital were no longer standing up against drug dealing, because of the “implicit threat” of violence, and constant “low-level intimidation.”......


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