Five more members of the gang led by the Romanian crime boss known as The Emperor have been convicted over the murder of a pimp in a horrific machete attack in Ireland.

Romanian Virgil Busa (37) died following a brutal attack at his apartment in Academy Square in Navan on April 10, 2014.

Romanian authorities allege he was killed on the orders of rival Romanian pimp Ioan Anton, known as ‘the Emperor’ who was the leader of an Irish-based organised crime involved in human trafficking, prostitution, protection rackets, blackmail and the theft of ATM machines.

Anton, who lived in Ireland for years and had an address in Balbriggan in north Dublin, was extradited to Romania last year in relation to the killing, and was previously on Europol’s Most Wanted list.

As victim Virgil Busa and the suspects and witnesses were all of Romanian origin, Gardai agreed to halt their investigation into the killing to allow Romanian authorities to prosecute the case following discussions between the two jurisdictions.