A Dutch Moroccan criminal with links to the Kinahan crime gang has been sentenced to 18 years in prison by a Dutch court.

According to gardaí and the Dutch police, Naoufal Fassih is one of the biggest gangsters in Europe.

The 37-year-old man was arrested by gardaí investigating the Kinahan crime gang in Dublin in April 2016.

He was caught with cash, Rolex and Audemars watches worth over €50,000, and designer runners.

He had been hiding out in an apartment rented by the Kinahan gang and was extradited back to Holland in military aircraft to face trial for attempted murder.

He was part of a gang that fired 36 shots at a man in his car outside Amsterdam on 15 November 2015.

The victim survived, despite being hit six times.

Fassih became the sixth person to be convicted in relation to the failed assassination attempt and he was sentenced to 18 years in prison.