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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:34 PM
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Irish gangsters put bounty on head of Dublin crime reporter
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Source: The Guardian

An Irish crime gang has put a bounty of 20,000 (17,200) on the head of a Dublin journalist, police sources say, provoking fears of another assassination similar to that of Veronica Guerin.

Irish police said on Thursday they had uncovered a plan "at an advanced stage" to have three people murdered in the city, including crime reporter Mick McCaffrey, a former reporter with the Evening Herald who now works for the Sunday World.

Six people have been arrested in connection with the murder plot. Among the others targeted is a member of the Garda Sochna and a witness willing to give evidence against the gang over an assault at a Dublin hospital two years ago.

McCaffrey has taken a number of security precautions while Gardai monitor his home and a safe house where he currently lives.

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