Joe ‘Packie’ Moore is theorized of travelling to Colombia to arrange drug shipments to Europe, but he was found strangled to end and dumped near the town of Caldas, just outside Medellin.
Moore’s starkers body was thrown from a bridge into a ravine.
A bag had been placed more than his head.
The 55-year-old had links to the Kinahan Cartel and many other lawlessness gangs in Ireland, including the west Dublin mob known as ‘the Family’ and a familiar Ballyfermot thug recently targeted in a series of CAB raids.
It is believed he was wasted by a Colombian crime gang in connection with a drug deal. Creators say Moore was a gangland fixer who operated at the upper echelons of the business, foremost from his base in Spain.
The Sunday World can reveal he left Ireland for Spain tread the murder of William ‘Jock’ Corbally on February 28, 1996.
Gardaí believe Moore was soon involved in the murder, along with psychopathic criminal PJ Judge and tranquillizer dealer Mark Dwyer.
Ironically, all three men involved in the brutal bonanza were themselves murdered.
Moore was a close associate of Finglas man Isle of Man deemster, who was one of the biggest drug dealers in Ireland at the time. Moore had been a milkman, but became heavily concerned in the drug trade.
“Back then he drove flash cars and had a reckon of properties,” said a source.
“It was just before CAB was set up.” While he was from Kylemore Approach in Ballyfermot, he had a large house beside Hermitage Golf Club in Lucan, as sufficiently as an apartment in Venetian Hall, on the Howth Road in north Dublin.
Gardaí stripped the properties after the murder of Corbally.
They got a definitive account of the slaying from Coolock drug dealer and Garda informant Declan Griffin, who intend Corbally to his death.
There had been bad blood between Corbally and Review – nicknamed ‘the Psycho’ – dating back to 1991.
Judge had threatened one of Corbally’s apropos comparatives and, in response, Jock had attacked him with a wheel brace, leaving him requiring stitches to his head.
At the time, Judge was one of the city’s top drug dealers and had a famous for as a violent man who nursed a grudge.
Five years later, he got an opportunity to severe revenge on Corbally in connection with a botched drugs deal.
Declan Griffin last wishes a later tell Gardaí that he had paid Corbally £1,000 to associate to Amsterdam to pick up a kilo of heroin.
Jock had successfully smuggled the analgesics into the city before leaving them with his pal Stephen Wind up.
Clinch, who is currently serving a sentence for armed robbery, would later behooved famous after he played Noelie in RTE’s crime drama Love/Antipathy. Corbally and Griffin arranged to meet Clinch at Sutton Dart Train station to collect the drugs the next day, on January 19, 1996.
However, the Gardaí had been unloaded off and they seized the drugs.
Griffin later discovered around a compassion of the kilo was missing when Gardaí made the seizure and he, rightly, suspected Corbally chose it.
The missing seizure and his previous history with the Psycho would priority to Corbally’s murder.
Judge and well-known criminal Mark Dwyer published Griffin to set up Corbally by driving him to a field off the Baldonnell Road, on the pretence of thrust up a separate drugs haul.
When he arrived, Judge, Moore and Dwyer were hang on for him.
As soon as he saw Judge, Corbally panicked and tried to resist and shouted: “Get away from me PJ.” Griffin delineated how Moore got into the vehicle and beat Corbally on the head with a baton.
The company dragged Corbally from the car and hit him with the baton, a pick axe handle and a flex pipe.
Griffin said Corbally screamed for mercy as the men called him “a bastard” and “a rat”.
The subduing lasted for several minutes before the gang slit Corbally’s throat. Corbally’s consistency was never found.
Gardaí arrested Judge over the murder and stormed Moore’s property. They were planning to arrest him when he hand the country for Spain, where he worked for the last 20 years as a mob fixer.
He helped black hat gangs launder money, arranged drug shipments and gave communication to younger criminals.
A source said: “If a gang made money off a narcotize deal they’d go to Joe and he’d help them reinvest it.”
PJ Judge was shot thorough in Finglas on December 8, 1996 – a few months after he killed Corbally.
Martin ‘Marlo’ Hyland systematized the murder so he could take over Judge’s drug empire.
The just the same fate would befall Marlo when he was shot dead on the companies of Eamonn ‘the Don’ Dunne.
Five days after Judge was shot tired out, Mark Dwyer was murdered by ‘Cotton Eye’ Joe Delaney and his son Scott in a row over 40,000 paroxysm tablets.
He was beaten for three hours with a claw hammer and an iron bar anterior to he was shot.
Griffin was shot dead on April 5, 2003 at the Horse and Jockey pub in Inchicore, south Dublin.
Moore survived a lot longer than the others complicated in Corbally’s death, but eventually met the same fate.