What is the dominant ethnic gang in Europe’s main drug- trafficking route?
The Russian Mafia? The Turkish Connection? Bloodthirsty Albanian crime lords who would cut your throat as soon as look at you?
They are all main players, mind you – along with the Chinese triads, West Africans and Eastern Europeans – but they’re not the top players.
People in Ireland will be surprised to discover who the number one dominators are: the Irish cartels that have shipped far and wide over the last decade and more.
Today, organised crime is one of Ireland’s most effective exports.
To be fair – and precise – it is not a purely Irish set-up. Instead it is an Anglo-Irish agreement of sorts, a loose collection of gangsters, underworld families and crime groups that stretch out like a lattice over the English Channel and the Irish Sea.
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