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Gardai search for missing victims on site used by Mr Big's drugs mob

NewsBy Niall Donald
Patrick Lawlor
Patrick Lawlor

A suspected ‘killing field’ used by mobster Mr Big’s drugs gang was being excavated last night after gardaí received information about the location of a missing criminal’s body.

Gardaí launched the dig early yesterday morning after a tip-off about the possible location of the grave of missing man Patrick Lawlor.

However, a source said detectives are also looking to see if there may be more victims buried in shallow graves in the field in the grounds of derelict Belcamp House in Clonshaugh as well.

Lawlor (23), from Darndale, north Dublin, was last seen leaving his family home at 6.30am on December 16, 2004.

It is believed he was shot dead by Mr Big’s drug gang after two kilos of cocaine went unpaid for after they were seized by Gardaí. 

“It is too early to say if there are any bodies there, but there are indications that there could be a number of sites that will have to be investigated,” asource said.

“This is a major dig and a forensic anthropologist has been brought in.”

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