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Cocaine and cannabis worth €240000 discovered in cuddly toy in Dublin

Cocaine and cannabis worth €240000 discovered in cuddly toy in Dublin”

A murder investigation is underway after Dublin's latest gangland shooting.

"Gardai arrested a 55 year old foreign national, who was detained under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice ( Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996 and brought to Blanchardstown Garda Station, for questioning".

The victim has close ties to the Hutch crime gang, but according to Michael O'Toole, The Irish Daily Star's Crime Correspondent, and there are indications he was shot over a separate fued to the one that has plagued Dublin since the Regency shooting in February 2016. Jason Molyneaux was shot dead at a flat complex in North Strand last night.

Derek was killed over a week ago in Clondalkin and his funeral is taking place this morning amid a tight garda presence on Sean McDermott Street.

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He was known to gardai, had over 100 previous convictions - and was shot up to six times after coming from the wake of his friend Derek Hutch.

Update: A 27-year-old male received fatal injuries and his body has been removed to the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital where a post mortem examination will take place.

A burnt out vehicle was found in the Fairview area just minutes from the scene of the murder.

Gardai believe the killing is directly linked to an attempt on the life of a man in Ballymun last August which resulted in the double murder of his sister and friend.



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