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A united front: Dubai, Dublin unite against international crime

Khalid Umar Malik
24 Sep 2023, 01:16 GMT+10

Dubai, UAE - Dubai Police have hailed their meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris as "successful" as hopes for the Kinahans' deportation grow.

Dubai police released photos of Mr Harris meeting with Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri on Thursday.

According to Dubai Police, the couple emphasized their commitment to strengthening "international relations and partnerships, as well as facilitating the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and best practices in security and law enforcement across diverse fields of operation."

According to the Dubai Police, the meeting "discussed ways to enhance cooperation in money laundering, cross-border crime, and cybercrime, as well as exchange experiences in many fields."

After the meeting, which they deemed "successful," Lieutenant General Abdullah Al Marri presented Drew Harris with a memorial shield.

Gardai hopes that Dubai authorities will help them deport mob boss Daniel Kinahan, his brother Christy Jr, and their father Christy Sr if the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) agrees to charge them here.

The DPP is reviewing a detailed file sent to them by Gardai, which recommends that the Kinahans be charged with directing a criminal organization.

One of the key points of the meeting is believed to be a request by gardai for assistance in deporting wanted Kinahan cartel lieutenant Sean McGovern.

McGovern is considered mob boss Daniel Kinahan's right-hand man and is wanted in connection with the gangland murder of Noel 'Duck Egg' Kirwan.

McGovern, who is wanted on a European Arrest Warrant, is believed to be in the UAE.

"McGovern is the number one target at the moment," a source said. It is hoped that he will return to Ireland to face justice.

"Then the same process can be used against Christy Kinahan and his sons Daniel and Christy Jr," said a source.

Gardai confirmed the meeting, saying organized criminal gangs cause "death and misery" worldwide and must be brought to book.

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