UDA chief Mo Courtney hires new dealer to head-up his drugs operations
Sh*t be cray in Belfast yo. It appears that the drug trade has taken over some of the paramilitaries back in the Holy Land. The Belfast Telegraph is reporting that "UDA replace top cocaine dealer within minutes of sentencing." They're referring to Billy Crozier.
I'm like WTF? UDA - Ulster Defense Association. That's the Protestant paramilitary organization that opposes the IRA and a united Ireland. They support British rule. In 2021 the Belfast Telegraph reported that "Five arrested for drug offences as PCTF targets South East Antrim UDA." Then yesterday they reported that "Under threat loyalist gangster Adrian Price says he is going nowhere. The crime boss — whose Newtownards home was smashed up by the rival North Down UDA — has vowed to remain in the town despite having a target on his back."
Notice they are referring to the UDA as a crime group and the former leader as a crime boss. That's new. Back in the /80's the UDA didn't have to hide. Their recruitment posters were posted publicly. They are also referring to the rival North Down UDA. Rival factions within the UDA? What's up with that? The Sunday World explains "Tensions in the loyalist estate are said to have been high in recent weeks with Price’s mob blamed for a number of incidents in which residents had been intimidate and extorted.
The area is predominantly controlled by the rival UVF raising concerns over a possible feud but it is understood Fisher made his move after Price failed to get back in line.
Ironically Price was a staunch Fisher ally during a damaging year long feud in 2016 in Carrick which ended with the murder of former UDA commander Geordie Gilmore.
The hit came after a lengthy feud with Fisher’s SEA unit."
UVF - Ulster Volunteer Force. That's a splinter group. They're supposed to be on the same side with the same objective they just disagree on strategy to accomplish that objective. Just like the splinter groups within the IRA. Last year the Sunday World reported that "Dublin gangsters have warned UDA boss Mo Courtney he’ll be “Putin” his place for robbing them of a stash of guns, we can reveal.
The crazed cartel thugs also threatened to wage a ‘holocaust’ war on Courtney and the rest of the Shankill UDA.
Threats and warnings were issued after it was claimed Courtney and his new top dealer “stroked” a cache of guns from the cross-border drugs cartel."
Dublin gangsters or Dublin paramilitaries? They said gangsters. They also state that "his new big-time drug dealer – dubbed the ‘New Mr P’ – is absolutely terrified according to well-placed sources." The UDA's big time drug dealr? WTF is going on over there now?
Then the Sunday World confirms that "And we can reveal the simmering feud is threatening to bring a faction of East Belfast UVF into conflict with the West Belfast UDA.
OK so it's not necessarily a conflict with the UDA it's between the UDA and the UVF but no doubt that conflict has ripple effects within both groups with regards to how to deal with it. Not everyone agrees on what to do and how to do it. "A source has claimed notorious rapist Gerry ‘Vermin’ Verner, who’s closely aligned with East Belfast UVF, is believed to be behind the torturing of the Shankill man who it’s claimed had been looking after the guns for the Dublin-linked gangsters.
The vulnerable man is a known drug user and had been bullied into keeping the weapons for the Dublin gang."
Wow. This is a British paper getting it's intel from MI 5 or 6 who are involved with the drug trafficking. They refer to Gerry ‘Vermin’ Verner as a notorious rapist and a drug dealer. Like I said, sh*t be cray yo.
Evidently they don't care about him being a rapist or a drug dealer, they just want their guns back. I can understand them wanting their guns back but all this involvement in the drug trade has kind of tainted their original mandate. Greed kills so it does and drugs fuel the greed. Back in the day the RA would shoot drug dealers dead.