Episode 577: CAB raids on properties related to Ireland's 'biggest cocaine logistics' gang Image

Episode 577: CAB raids on properties related to Ireland's 'biggest cocaine logistics' gang

24 May - 16 mins
Podcast Series Crime World

Significant Criminal Assets Bureau raids carried out on more than 20 properties this week centre on an investigation into a Donegal man and his Dublin business partners who Gardai believe are the biggest cocaine logistic experts in the State.

Nicola speaks with Niall Donald about the transport kingpins and the CAB searches on their homes and premises linked to them.

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16 mins

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Episode 595: 6 men sentenced for murder of crime journalist Peter R De Vries

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