Cocaine with an estimated street value of €40,000 was seized
Two men have been arrested in connection with a drug seizure in Kilkenny.
During an initial surveillance operation, cocaine worth €17,500 was seized.
In a follow-up search of two houses, more cocaine with a street value of €24,000 was found.
Both men - aged 25 and 33 - are being held at Kilkenny Garda station under section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act.
A total of 40 people have been arrested since February as part of an ongoing operation into the sale and supply of controlled substances in the Kilkenny/Carlow district.