The Mexican Sinaloa Cartel led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera is working with Irish mobsters to get millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Europe.
The ties between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Kinakhan Gang were confirmed by former Peruvian Anti-Narcotics Head Ricardo Soberon. The former narco hunter told the Irish daily The Herald that “without question,” the Mexican cartel and Irish mob have formed an economic alliance.
Soberon went on to tell The Herald, “With the number [of drugs mules] to Spain and Holland rising there must be links to this guy [Kinahan].” For Kinakhan to be as successful a drug trafficker as he is, according to Soberon, “there can be no other way.”
The Irish mobsters are known for bringing some of the largest quantities of cocaine into Europe from Peru. Christy Kinakhan, the Irish gang leader, is said to use individual people – known in the industry as mules – as his main source of smuggling.
Kinakhan’s activities made headlines in 2013 when two of his mules – Michaella McCollum of Northern Ireland and Melissa Reid of Scotland – were caught in Peru attempting to smuggle over $2.1 million worth of cocaine to Madrid, Spain.
McCollum made parole the week of March 28. The Northern Irish woman became known in the media for a large black hair bun. In her first televised interview since her release, McCollum had long blonde hair.
In response to McCollum’s fashion change, a satirical Facebook page posted that they were demanding that authorities look into McCollum’s ‘missing [hair] bun.’ So as to be included in the joke, the Peruvian National Police replied to the FB post stating they were not looking for her hair bun.
McCollum claims that her choice of wearing a bun was out of efficiency so as to stay clean during initial interrogations without access to a shower. Now that McCollum has left life behind bars, she is now being exposed to significant UK media exposure.
This week it was revealed that she posted supportive FB messages for terrorist Irish independence group, the Irish Republican Army – known as the IRA according to The Belfast Telegraph. Many in Ireland resent her new-found fame given her affinity for the IRA.
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