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For more information please see Department of State Offers Reward for Information to Bring Three Irish Transnational Criminals to Justice – United States Department of State

Head shot of Christopher Kinahan Sr

NAME: Christopher Vincent Kinahan, Sr.
ALIASES: “The Dapper Don”
DOB: March 23, 1957
POB: Dublin, Ireland
HEIGHT: Unknown
WEIGHT: Unknown

The Kinahan Transnational Criminal Organization (KTCO) was established in Dublin, Ireland, by Christopher Vincent Kinahan in the 1990’s.  Through time, Christopher Vincent incorporated his two sons, Daniel Joseph and Christopher, Jr., into his criminal organization.  After becoming Ireland’s most powerful organized crime group, the KTCO quickly transcended international boundaries.  The KTCO originally distributed South American cocaine and heroin in Ireland, and later to the United Kingdom and throughout mainland Europe.  In addition to narcotics trafficking, the Kinahans have engaged in money laundering, firearms trafficking, and murder.

The key figure of the KTCO was originally assessed to be Christopher Vincent Kinahan Sr., a bilingual educated criminal nicknamed “The Dapper Don.”  Christopher Sr. progressed and evolved the family into a transnational criminal organization with significant international links.  While residing in Belgium, he was incarcerated for money laundering charges.  He later resided in Spain where he was the subject of law enforcement operations which ultimately pushed him to Dubai, UAE.  Christopher Sr. has utilized his influence and power to create international businesses to increase the financial wealth and further conceal the KTCO’s criminal proceeds.

The KTCO gained notoriety in 2016 when a feud with the rival Hutch drug trafficking gang – also from the inner city of Dublin – led to a shooting attack at a Dublin hotel.  The brazen daytime attack targeted Daniel Kinahan during a weigh-in for an MTK Global (formerly MGM) boxing match and shocked the Irish public.  Although Daniel escaped unharmed, the subsequent and ongoing feud has resulted in 18 homicides, encompassing nearly all members or relatives and associates of the Hutch gang.  The subsequent police response to the gang violence in Ireland led to gang member arrests and caused the KTCO leadership to shift their transnational organized crime operations to the United Kingdom, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  Law enforcement intelligence reports that Christopher Sr. has transitioned the leadership of the KTCO to Daniel Kinahan.

The U.S. Department of State, through the Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP), offered a REWARD OF UP TO $5 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Christopher Kinahan, Sr. for participating in transnational organized crime, i.e. narcotics trafficking and money laundering.  There is also a reward for information leading to the disruption of financial mechanisms of a transnational organized crime group – the KTCO.

If you have information, please contact the DEA at email regarding any information on Christopher Vincent Kinahan, Sr. or the KTCO.  Law enforcement will respond via email with a telephone number to also communicate via WhatsApp or Signal for follow-up communications.  Additionally, if you are located outside of the United States, you can contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  If in the United States, you may contact the local DEA office in your city. 


Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards.

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