A car was stopped at a checkpoint on Friday
A man has been arrested and a large amount of cash seized during a garda operation in Carlow.
As part of Operation Thor, gardaí carried out a number of checkpoints in the county on Friday.
Shortly before 8.00pm they stopped a car at Ballyvergal being driven by a man aged in his 50s.
During the course of a search, gardaí discovered cash, worth approximately €1.2m.
A man was arrested and is being held under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act
He is being detained at Carlow garda station.
Gardaí say investigations are ongoing.