Gangland feud set to heat up as truce fails - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Freddie Thompson, 30, has been living between Spain, Britain and Holland for most of the past year and reports reaching gardai suggest he is planning to travel even further away because of fears that he is being targeted for assassination. It is understood that he has been checking locations in the Far East for a hideaway until he reckons the threats to his life have subsided.
The Crumlin-Drimnagh feud that Thompson had been centrally involved in was thought to have ended in July 2009 with the murder of one of his last remaining major rivals, Anthony Cannon, 26, the 16th man to be killed.
The feud is the subject of a TV3 series, Cocaine Wars, based on the book by journalist Mick McCaffrey, starting tomorrow evening.
Thompson's rivals are said to have regrouped and have recruited young members, including several still in their teens, who are believed to be intent on stamping their mark in the Dublin gang scene.
Thompson is at the top of the young south Dublin gang's list of targets, but he is also under threat from former associates who were behind the main Irish cocaine and heroin importation ring based in Spain. This ring was the target of last year's major operation by Spanish and other European police forces."
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