A three-man assassination squad scouted out Irish crime boss Robbie Lawlor’s movements before carrying out his contract killing, a Belfast court has heard.
The three formed a cell intercepted by police following the shooting, but were then released and allowed to leave Northern Ireland, it has emerged.
So, what are the claims that were made as bail was refused to accused Adrian Holland, who is charged with the murder of Lawlor in April 2020, and just who are the three-man assassination squad?
Today Nicola Tallant talks with Niall Donald about the murder of Lawlor and the intriguing evidence that has come out so far.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
An extraordinary drug seizure of more than €30 million in meth at Cork port has resulted in a number of searches around premises in Kerry, Cork and Waterford and a focus on the Irish links with the notorious Sinaloa Cartel. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about Mexico’s biggest drug mob and its Irish connections. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20 February Finished
A Taliban ban on poppy cultivation in Afghanistan along with ambitious Mexican Cartels now based in Europe mean experts are forecasting a perfect storm. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the next deadly threat from a potent factory-produced drug which has become the biggest killer of young users in the US. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19 February Finished
A network of seemingly legitimate businessmen are under investigation by the Gardai in a massive crackdown on the laundering of dirty money. This week a businessman, Wesley Williams, was jailed for his part in a laundering scam involving euro 1.4 million in cash. The married father of four was also recently named in CAB proceedings against Marcus Sweeney’s Evergreen Wealth Management Property Holdings. So who are the likes of Williams and what is their role in the wider criminal underworld. Nicola talks to Eamon Dillon about dirty money and those who wash it clean. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17 February Finished
A gangster named in court as being involved in the murder of gang boss Martin ‘Marlo’ Hyland and innocent plumber Anthony Campbell is set for release from prison more than a decade after being jailed. So who is John Mangan? And how was he linked to the 2006 murder of 20-year-old Campbell, a totally innocent young man caught up in a deadly underworld takeover? Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about Mangan and the murder that shocked Ireland but which remains unsolved. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16 February Finished
A stunning mansion in the County Louth countryside called The White House has been identified by the Criminal Assets Bureau in a Proceeds of Crime case against a Moldovan couple. Natalie and Edward Chiper were arrested in 2019 after almost €1 million worth of drugs were found on the premises. But despite spending time in custody the charges against them were dropped. Now the glamorous couple will find themselves explaining where they got the money to buy the 3,400-square-foot mansion they live in. Nicola speaks to Eamon Dillon who visited the vast property listed in a proceeds of crime case. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14 February Finished
Secret files relating to the operations of a County Kerry wing of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel show how they shipped 6 tonnes of cocaine into Europe over the course of one year. Headed by former Kilorglan schoolboy Morris O’Shea Salazar, whose Mexican mother has family ties to Joachim El Chapo Guzman’s sons, the Sinaloa cell was uncovered by both the DEA and later during the Encrochat hack. Nicola talks with reporter Neill Feiririter whose special investigation into the Kerry Sinaloans was published this week. He talks about coke shipments, corrupted port workers and a slick drug machine run by a man who called Kerry his home. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12 February Finished