Drug criminals cash in

It is a sign of the changing face of organised crime that the three gangs heading the list of suspects for last Tuesday's €2.7 million Brinks Allied robbery previously made their money from the drugs trade.

2nd April, 2005

It is a sign of the changing face of organised crime that the three gangs heading the list of suspects for last Tuesday's €2.7 million Brinks Allied robbery previously made their money from the drugs trade. Top of the list is a man with three houses who, detectives believe, is the leading cocaine dealer in Dublin. The other suspects run multi-million euro cannabis operations.

Up until three years ago, the perceived wisdom among detectives was...

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