Gardai find €50k of ecstasy while investigating body in suitcase murder

Gardai made the discovery today
Gardai made the discovery today

While searching for clues in the investigation into the murder of Kenneth O'Brien, Gardai have made a large discovery of drugs.

The gardai have confirmed this evening that they have recovered a quantity of drugs believed to be Ecstasy with an estimated street value of €50,000.

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

Ardclough has been at the centre of intense Garda activity since the dismembered torso of Kenneth O'Brien was found in a suitcase in the canal in the area on Saturday

Gardai do not believe that the seizure is related to the murder investigation.

No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing.

Earlier today Gardai looking for evidence in the Kenneth O'Brien murder investigation searched water near the luxury hotel and golf complex Carton House.

Pictures from the scene show Garda Water Unit divers searching for further evidence in the murder of Mr O’Brien at a site that is almost 10 miles from where his dismembered torso was discovered in a suitcase in the Grand Canal on Saturday.

Garda divers were seen taking an item from the water and taking it with them at the conclusion of the search, which finished after a search that lasted about 90 minutes.