TKJ are there still Irish around in Antwerp, as you know the sociologist Christy Kinahan has connections there.
Unlike the Moroccans, Albanians, Assyrians...the Irish never really had a stake in local distribution in Antwerp, but - like a ton of other criminal organizations - Irish groups have definitely used the port of Antwerp to bring in huge amount of cocaine. Kinahan used to have quite a few money laundering points in Antwerp and it wouldn't surprise me if he (and maybe others) still does. There are Irish bars in Antwerp that change owners more frequently than many people change socks.
An arrest team of the Antwerp police has arrested last week Eleftherios P. (77) because he is suspected of being involved in a weed plantation, reports the Antwerp Gazet. The “Ancient Greek” used to play a role in police files about cocaine smuggling.
Two of his sons were also arrested. P. is, according to the Gazet, seriously ill.
Eleftherios P. was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2014 for his involvement in the import of large quantities of cocaine through the port of Antwerp. At the time, P. was involved in the removal of cocaine from containers. His headquarters at that time were Bananas café on the edge of the Schipperskwartier.
Eleftherios...that man just doesn't know how to quit. Hardcore gangster through and through and an almost legendary character in the Antwerp underworld. I've heard rumors that his criminal organization is actually ran from Greece. When they were on top there were always new off-the-boat Greeks showing up at his café "Bananas".