A $5 million reward has been offered by US State officials for information on the Kinahan crime gang.
It follows sanctions from the US announced overnight.
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"The Kinahan Transnational Criminal Organisation joins the ranks of Italy's Camorra, Mexico's Los Zeta's, Japan's Yakuza and Russia's Thieves in Law."
Gregory Gatjanis from the US Treasury Department, outlining the severity of sanctions placed on the Kinahan cartel.
There's also a reward of $5 million, as outlined by the US Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin:
"For information leading to the financial disruption of the KTCO or the arrest and convictions of its leaders."
The sanctions have been imposed on Christy Kinahan, his two sons Daniel and Christopher Jnr, and four associates.
There has also been a warning from Gardai, with Commissioner Drew Harris sending this message to what he calls 'the apex' of the gang:
"You can run, but you can't hide from justice forever. From today, they will be running low on money, friends and influence."
While organisations who have worked with Daniel Kinahan on boxing events are being warned to consider their relationships.
A message reiterated by Justice MInister Helen McEntee:
"What I would do is ask people who they are working with and what they are engaged with and to consider what is being said here today."
The development is seen as a massive step for Gardai, in their investigations into the gang.