Ireland: Kinahan drug gang set up more than 200 companies
31 Oct 2016

The international crime gang led by veteran Dublin criminal Christy Kinahan has set up 200 companies and has operated in 20 countries, a transnational investigation into his crime empire has found.

It found Kinahan has copied the Italian mafia’s “golden rule” of using food companies as a front to traffic drugs across borders by taking control of a number of “food wholesalers”.

The scale of his money-laundering activities and the extent to which his crime cartel, which has been built in a 15-year period from southern Spain, has spread internationally emerges in a European Commission-funded report on international crime across Europe.

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