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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