An Kerryman who is accused of becoming a key figure in the infamous Sinaloa Cartel is wanted in Chile for his alleged role in shipping up to 6,000 kilos of cocaine into Europe.
So how did Morris O’Shea, a student from Killorglin Community College get from Kerry to Mexico and what are his links to the notorious Joachim El Chapo Guzman?
Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the extraordinary story of O’Shea-Salazar and his childhood more than 8000 kilometres away from a place where he is said to have led a cartel cell.
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A supergrass trial ends in a not guilty verdict. The families of innocent victims Eamon Fox and Gary Convie, two innocent catholic workmen murdered almost 30 years ago are left devastated. A self professed loyalist killer turned witness, Gary Haggarty, is told he is unreliable and a ‘deeply flawed individual.’ And Jimmy ‘Shades’ Smyth, the accused who has already been convicted of murder and proved he was ‘happy to murder catholics for being catholics’ walks free. Nicola speaks to crime correspondent Allison Morris about the justice fiasco in a Belfast courtroom which will mark the end of the catastrophic supergrass trials. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2 March Finished
Notorious cocaine boss Ridouan Taghi has been jailed for life after a mammoth four year trial in Amsterdam but he leaves behind a legacy of terror that will not be forgotten into the future. Nicola speaks with Jan Meeus, an author, podcaster and a crime correspondent with NRC in the Netherlands about the one time street dealer who, just like Pablo Escobar, took on the pillars of a state. They discuss the criminal who formed a European Super Cartel with his friend, Irish Cartel boss Daniel Kinahan, and who believed he was totally untouchable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2 March Finished
A convicted killer has vowed to continue to agitate for his freedom twelve years after he brutally killed 25-year-old mum Anna Finnegan. Vessel Jahiri has lost his appeal against his conviction on what Judges detailed in a damning judgement and inadmissible hearsay, unsupported assertion and irrelevant material. Yet still, the 43-year-old Kosovan has vowed to fight on layering ever more trauma on her grieving family. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about an evil killer who has shown no remorse and whose cruelty knows no bounds. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1 March Finished
Two Kerry men charged in relation to the biggest ever haul of crystal meth in the country have appeared in court via video link. Nathan McDonnell, 43, the owner of Ballyseedy Garden Centre is charged with the possession of drugs worth more than 13k at the garden centre between October 27 and February 12. James Leen, age 41, from Listowel is facing two charges one of importation and sale of crystal meth. Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the latest court appearances of the two men. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28 February Finished
The daughter of an innocent man shot dead by the Kinahan Organised Crime Group directed her victim impact statement at the man known as Mr Nobody and told him he had taken her past, present and future. Donna Kirwan was making her comments at Declan Brady’s sentence hearing. He has pleaded to facilitating a criminal organisation in the murder of Noel Duck Egg Kirwan in December 2016. He is already servicing sentences relating to Kinahan weapons and money laundering. Nicola speaks to Niall Donald about the senseless murder of Kirwan and the man who claims he has hit the reset button on his life in prison. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28 February Finished
The fate of Limericks mobsters are being left more and more in the hands of the court as police crackdowns on money launderers, hit teams and even debt collectors continue. Nicola speaks with Eamon Dillon about the jailing of two Larrys, the dramatic plea changes, and one senior drug dealer who had a lucky day in the Court of Criminal Appeal. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26 February Finished