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1 Ireland: Drug Violence Hits DundalkWed, 07 Jan 2009
Source:Argus, The (Ireland)          Area:Ireland Lines:185 Added:01/07/2009

The brutal murder of a 24 year old local man just days after Christmas has brought home to many the harsh reality that the violence associated with the drugs culture has arrived in Dundalk.

Up until now drug motivated killings was seen as something which was part of the gangland feuds in Dublin and Limerick, not something which would happen in a relatively peaceful provincial town like Dundalk.

There have been drugs related deaths in Dundalk in the past, from overdoses, accidental or otherwise, and from illnesses associated with drug abuse. But this is believed to be the first time that anyone has been killed because of their involvement in the shady world of drug dealing.

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