Inside abandoned grounds of Daniel Kinahan’s plush €800k Dublin mansion after CAB swoop on five-bed lair

THIS is the moment that the Criminal Assets Bureau officially took control of a luxury home “effectively owned” by mob boss Daniel Kinahan.

Our exclusive images show electricians and locksmiths arriving at the five-bedroom property at Coldwater Lakes in Saggart, west Dublin, this morning.

The luxury house is in Coldwater Lakes in Saggart, west Dublin

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The luxury house is in Coldwater Lakes in Saggart, west DublinCredit: Padraig O’reilly – The Sun Dublin
Old garden furniture was spotted outside the house

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Old garden furniture was spotted outside the houseCredit: Padraig O’reilly – The Sun Dublin
The property is 'effectively owned' by mob boss Daniel Kinahan

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The property is ‘effectively owned’ by mob boss Daniel Kinahan

The workers arrived at the site after the High Court granted permission for a receiver for CAB to place the property on the market.

Our images also show the gardens of the property have been left overgrown and run down.

Other pics show how a mattress was left in the garden and weeds growing in paths outside the front of the property.

An image from the rear of the property also shows how it is also overgrown and the decking is also rotten.

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Snaps also show investigators examining the garage of the property.

And the images also show how the pad was fitted with security cameras and also a barbecue for Kinahan to enjoy during his visits to the capital before he went to war with the Hutch gang.

The dwelling – estimated to be worth around 800,000 in 2013 – will now be put on the market in the new year.

Once sold, the proceeds from the sale will then be handed back to the exchequer.

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Although the outside of the property is run down, it is believed to be in a much better position inside.

One source said: “The site has now been secured and is now officially controlled by the Criminal Assets Bureau.

“This is a big property and there will no doubt be huge interest in it.

“The locksmith and electrician were present to ensure everything ran smoothly.”

The house – also used by Thomas ‘Bomber’ Kavanagh before his downfall – is the first property to be seized from Daniel Kinahan.

When the gardai called to the house on May 23, 2019, Kinahan’s close associate Anthont Fitzpatrick was living there.

KINAHAN CRIME

Fitzpatrick left the house in October of this year, but it has also been used in the past by other cartel associates.

As part of their proceeds of crime case against Kinahan, CAB, which is run by Det Chief Supt Michael Gubbins, received an affidavit from Det Chief Supt Seamus Boland from the Garda National Drugs and Organized Crime Bureau.

Det Chief Supt Boland claimed Kinahan is an individual who “sanctioned a number of murders” as part of the Kinahan and Hutch feud.

The senior officer also said Kinahan had played an “integral part” in importing controlled drugs and weapons to Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe, as well as money laundering

At a previous court hearing, it emerged that no one had come forward to claim ownership for such a “valuable property”.

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The High Court heard in July that CAB officers had written to the 45-year-old cartel leader at two separate business and residential addresses that are believed to be linked to him in Dubai but he had not responded.

The High Court previously heard it is alleged that Kinahan and criminal Thomas “Bomber” Kavanagh gave the now jailed businessman Jim Mansfield Junior, 54, two suitcases containing €4.5 million, which was to be invested in property for the cartel.

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That deal collapsed when Mansfield’s finances suffered during the economic downturn but it is alleged that Mansfield Jnr later reached a deal with the cartel to repay them by giving them the house at Coldwater Lakes in Saggart.

At a previous hearing in April, CAB said that Kinahan has “effectively owned” the property since 2014.

The Criminal Assets Bureau taking control of the property

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The Criminal Assets Bureau taking control of the propertyCredit: Padraig O’reilly – The Sun Dublin
An old mattress was pictured outside the property

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An old mattress was pictured outside the propertyCredit: Padraig O’reilly – The Sun Dublin

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