Gardai investigating Kenneth O'Brien's murder discover €50k of Ecstasy in warehouse
Gardai investigating the murder of Kenneth O'Brien have discovered €50,000 worth of Ecstasy in a warehouse.
The drugs were discovered in a warehouse in the Ardclough area of Co Kildare today.
It is not believed that the seizure is related to the murder investigation.
No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing.
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.