The US government is offering $5 million for information on an Irish criminal gang or for the arrest and prosecution of its leaders.
This comes after the US State Department imposed sanctions on seven senior members of the Kinahan criminal gang as part of their financial operations focus.
US Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin said at a demonstration in Dublin City Hall that the US Treasury was offering a reward of up to $5 million (8 3.8 million / 4.6 million euros) for information leading to “financial destruction” by the Kinahan O criminal gang. , arrest and trial of its leaders.
Speaking at the event, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the Kinahan gang has made over €1 billion through their criminal enterprise.
Mr. Harris warned senior members of the gang that they could escape but “can’t hide from justice forever” and added that eventually they would have the money on hand.
The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has imposed sanctions on its key members, including SNR leaders Kristi Kinahan, Daniel Kinahan and Kristi Kinahan Jr.
They are named as the leaders of the crime network.
Their companions Sean McGovern, Ian Dixon, Bernard Clancy and John Morris were also named and sanctioned.
Several criminal gang-related activities were also found.
The US State Department said in a statement that the action was the result of close cooperation between OFAC, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the US State Department, Anne Seuchana, Britain’s National Crime Agency and the European Union’s law enforcement agency.
Deputy Secretary of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Brian E.
“Criminal groups such as the KOCG (Kinahan Organized Crime Group) kidnap the most vulnerable in society and commit drug-related crimes and violence, including murder, in the countries in which they operate.
The Department of the Treasury is proud to coordinate closely with our international counterparts, and the United States Government will continue to use all available resources to dismantle these criminal networks.
Gregory Gatanis, associate director of the US Office of Foreign Assets Control, said at a news conference in Dublin on Wednesday that the Kinahan cartel is now a priority by US law enforcement, as well as being persecuted by the Italian Camorra mafia group. Yakuza. And the Russian Izmailovskaya mafia.
As a result of this action, all property and interests of designated gang members and their businesses located in, owned or controlled by the American people that are in the United States, owned or controlled by the American people will be blocked and reported to OFAC.
OFAC regulations generally prohibit all transactions by U.S. people or persons in the United States, or in transit involving any property or interest owned by sanctioned persons.
In a broad statement, the US Treasury said the Kinahan criminal gang, which operates in Ireland, is also integrated in the United Kingdom, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.
He described their operations as a “transnational criminal organization”.
The gang is said to have emerged in the late 1990s and early 2000s as the most powerful “organised criminal group” operating in Ireland.
Irish courts have since ruled that the Kinahan gang is a “murderous organization” involved in the international drug and firearms trade.
Criminal activities include money laundering and money laundering in the United Kingdom, which are then combined and handed over to local criminals before being handed over to members of an Irish organized criminal group and laundered by the United Kingdom.
Dubai is often used by the Kinahan family as a facility for their “illegal activities”.
Since February 2016, a criminal gang has been involved in a gang war with other groups in Ireland and Spain, resulting in numerous murders, including two innocent confrontations.
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