Drug dealer targeted by two different gangs
Huge pressure is growing on a young north Dublin drug dealer this weekend after it emerged that he is the target of two different gangs.
The 22-year-old Artane man, who is facing serious drug dealing charges before the courts, has already been warned by gardai about an active threat against his life and has had his family home shot up by one of the factions who want him dead.
An Artane gang led by two brothers, who have been targeted in shootings in the past, are suspected of ordering this gun attack in which no-one was injured.
Sources say that the "up and coming" thugs have been throwing their weight around and attempting to "tax" other drug dealers.
"They have been looking for money from the 22-year-old but he has not been able to cough anything up so they have stepped up their campaign against him," said a source.
It has now emerged that another mob which is connected to the 'Mr Big' drugs network is also plotting to murder the hapless cannabis dealer.
This gang were even involved in a gruesome attack on one of the 22-year-old's pals in which they sliced his face with a knife.
The second gang is based in the Belcamp area of the city and is also led by two brothers who are known for extreme violence.
"Because they are connected to 'Mr Big', people are even more terrified of this mob than the Artane crowd.
"The fella is in serious bother because he is under massive pressure on two fronts and his own mates are now terrified to be seen around him.
"To make matters worse he is facing a long jail term after being arrested with drugs but prison might be the safest place for him now," a source explained.
It is not known which of the two factions who want to kill him were behind an incident in which two teeange north inner city criminals were intercepted by gardai carrying out surveillance on him. The men aged 18 and 19 were arrested because detectives had surveillance on them which led to a dramatic late-night car chase.