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Friday 28 April 2017

Key cartel player in Dutch court on gun rap

Kinahan man Gareth Chubb
Kinahan man Gareth Chubb

A close associate of the Kinahan cartel is expected to appear before a Dutch court in relation to an alleged botched shooting.

Gareth Chubb (30) was one of four men arrested by police in Rembrandt Square, Amsterdam, after a man claimed he was threatened with a firearm.

All four are expected to appear in court today charged with weapons offences.

Their case will be heard by a senior judge.

One of the men, a 23-year-old from Inchicore, is an associate of Chubb. The other two are UK nationals aged 29 and 37.

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A spokesman for the Dutch police said no time had been confirmed by the judiciary for when the hearing will take place.

The alleged firearm incident is said to have occurred at 8.45pm on Sunday.

During a search of the nearby Club Smokey, officers recovered three pistols and a silencer.

One of the weapons was found hidden in a bin and the others under a seat.

A Nigerian man is understood to have been the target of the alleged botched shooting.

He fled the bar and contacted police claiming he was the victim of an attempted shooting.

It is understood the man, who has both Dutch and Nigerian citizenship, has since fled the country.

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