SENIOR gardaí fear "a bloodbath" may ensue following attacks on a Cork-based gang which controls most of the estimated nationwide "€1 million a week" export of used clothing to eastern Europe
writes Sean O'Riordan in The Examiner.
"The profit from exporting these clothes is huge. We have intelligence which points to a 40ft trailer full of clothes being worth around €35,000 in eastern European markets.
"A trailer going to the African market which is full of clothes, shoes and handbags is worth €90,000," said a senior Garda source.