Kinahan cartels 24hr surveillance system to protect David Byrnes grave

first_img Feb 17th 2017, 12:00 AM Share Tweet Email 46,201 Views Kinahan cartel’s 24hr surveillance system to protect David Byrne’s grave A number of people have been put in charge of scouting the graveside for suspicious behaviour. Friday 17 Feb 2017, 12:00 AM http://jrnl.ie/3242962 Image: RollingNews.ie 35 Comments By Garreth MacNamee Short URL A STATE OF the art surveillance system is in operation at an inner city cemetery to protect the headstone of murdered Kinahan cartel member David Byrne, TheJournal.ie can reveal.At least two HD cameras with night-vision are recording areas of Mount Jerome cemetery near Harold’s Cross.One camera is located near the small chapel in the cemetery while the other is placed on branches of a tree located near the exit. There are also CCTV cameras which are being used by cemetery security. These are legitimate cameras which have been operational for a number of years and have nothing to do with the cartel.There have been previous incidents between the Kinahans and other warring factions in relation to the defacing of gravestones. There are fears that Byrne’s headstone will be targeted, such was his notoriety within the cartel.While the cameras are a deterrent, the cartel has positioned them so they know exactly who has targeted the grave in the event of an act of vandalism, according to security sources.The two cameras are hooked up to a remote recording device which has the ability to record hours of footage. There are also a number of people keeping watch at the grave on a daily basis such is the fear that it will be targeted.There are also close associates of David Byrne who live nearby and act as makeshift security when suspicion is aroused about anyone at the site.David Byrne was shot dead at the Regency Hotel in Santry last February, a murder which sparked the bloody feud which has claimed over 10 lives.At the time of the shooting, senior gardaí insisted there had been “no specific intelligence” about a potential incident at the boxing weigh-in. The Assistant Commissioner Jack Nolan repeated this comment when he spoke recently to TheJournal.ie, adding that “nobody was really sure what would happen next”.Since the Regency Hotel attack in February, gardaí have:Made 44 arrests in relation to gangland killingsSeized 22 firearmsInvestigated over 8,000 lines of inquiryConducted over 11,500 checkpointsExamined thousands of hours of CCTV footage and mobile phone trafficLast year, gardaí were given an extra €55 million so that additional overtime could be given to officers investigating the criminal underworld.Read: Crack-cocaine and synthetic cannabinoids: Concern over new drug trends in Dublin >Read: Chaos in US shopping centres: Skirmishes   Image: RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

first_imgDozens of migrants feared dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast The boat was travelling from Libya to Italy. Share21 Tweet Email The boat sank 40 miles off the coast of Sfax in Tunisia A BOAT CARRYING around 70 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa has sunk in the Mediterranean, leaving at least 50 people dead, Tunisian officials have said. The bodies of three people who drowned in the accident were found today, a spokesman for the Tunisian defence ministry said, adding the boat left Zuwara on the northwestern Libyan coast yesterday. A fishing boat has picked up 16 survivors, who were transferred on board one of three military vessels involved in the search and rescue operation, said the spokesman Mohamed Zekri.A Maltese helicopter was also mobilised, he said.According to the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM), 50 people have died. According to those rescued between 60 to 70 people from sub-Saharan Africa were thought to be on board the boat, which was travelling to Italy, Zekri added.Interior ministry spokesman Sofiene Zaag said however around 75 people were believed to have been on board the boat bound for Italy when it departed Libya.Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has vowed to close the country’s ports to migrants, although earlier today dozens who had been rescued at sea disembarked in Sicily.Rome’s populist government has taken an increasingly hard line on migration, and Salvini, head of the anti-immigrant League party, last month signed a new directive banning charity vessels from rescuing migrants off Libya.The Mediterranean is the “world’s deadliest sea crossing” according to the United Nations refugee agency, with one person in 14 dying on the route from Libya to Europe last year.The Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights NGO denounced in a statement what it said were the European Union’s “restrictive and inhumane policies” which it said led to the latest “human tragedy”.Libya, which has been wracked by chaos since the 2011 uprising that killed veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi, has long been a major transit route for people desperate to reach Europe.These latest deaths bring to 493 the total for 2019 to date, with 307 reported on the Central Mediterranean route between Libya and Italy, according to the IOM. This compares with 620 deaths confirmed during the same period in 2018, including 383 deaths on the Libya-Italy route.Over the past week, and despite a surge in violence following the launch of an assault on Tripoli by strongman Khalifa Haftar, Libyan authorities have rescued hundreds of migrants stranded at sea.© AFP 2019 with reporting from Associated Press 13,028 Views https://jrnl.ie/4629144 Short URL The boat sank 40 miles off the coast of Sfax in Tunisia Image: GoogleMapscenter_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 38 Comments Image: GoogleMaps Friday 10 May 2019, 5:39 PM By AFP May 10th 2019, 5:39 PM last_img read more

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