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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Gardai investigating Kenneth O'Brien's murder discover €50k of Ecstasy in warehouse

Published 22/01/2016 | 17:05

The canal at Ardclough where Kenneth's torso was discovered
The canal at Ardclough where Kenneth's torso was discovered
The Garda sub aqua unit at the scene near the village of Ardclough, Co Kildare
Gardai are investigating

Gardai investigating the murder of Kenneth O'Brien have discovered €50,000 worth of Ecstasy in a warehouse.

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The drugs were discovered in a warehouse in the Ardclough area of Co Kildare today.

Gardai are investigating
Gardai are investigating

It is not believed that the seizure is related to the murder investigation.

No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing.

The Garda sub aqua unit at the scene near the village of Ardclough, Co Kildare
The Garda sub aqua unit at the scene near the village of Ardclough, Co Kildare

Gardai mounted checkpoints tonight in the vicinity of the Grand Canal at Ardclough, County Kildare, where the torso of Kenneth O'Brien was found in a suitcase floating in the canal.

Passing motorists were signalled to stop near the entrance of Ardclough GAA club by gardai armed with clipboards.  Gardai asked motorists and passersby if had used the route at the same time last week on the day the victim disappeared and if they saw anything suspicious in the area.

Several gardai were involved in the operation to speak to as many users of local routes as possible last night.

A garda spokesman said it was planned to mount a number of checkpoints in the area throughout the night in the hope to gaining new information to help the murder investigation.

The spokesman said it was entirely fortuitous that gardai searching premises in the Ardclough area uncovered a stash of illegal esctacy tablets worth €50,000. No arrests were made.

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