An associate of the Kinahan cartel has been jailed for placing a tracker on the car of a rival gang member for the purpose of his assassination.
Douglas Glynn, of Fitzgibbon Court, Dublin 1, was handed a six-and-a-half year prison term for his role in the foiled plan.
On April 3rd 2017, an Estonian hitman arrived in Ireland from Spain. His movements were closely followed by gardaí.
His arrival led to the unravelling of a plot to murder a target of the Kinahan organised crime group – a man called James ‘Mago’ Gately.
Mr Gately was aware that his life was in danger.
The court heard the Kinahan cartel believed he was involved in the 2016 Regency Hotel shooting that claimed the life of one of their associates.
Douglas Glynn assisted the gang by travelling to Mr Gately’s home in Belfast where he planted a tracking device on his car.
He initially denied any involvement but changed his plea mid-trial.
He was jailed today for six-and-a-half years.