Gardaí seize large quantity of cannabis herb

Two people have been arrested with the value of the drugs estimated at €300,000

Gardaí have seized around €300,000 worth of drugs after stopping a car in Kildare this afternoon.

A man in his forties was arrested after gardaí from the Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau supported by the Special Crime Task Force discovered a large quantity of cannabis herb in the vehicle in Kilcock.

During a follow up search, a further quantity of cannabis herb was discovered at a house in the north inner city area of Dublin - where a woman in her forties was arrested.

Both suspects are being detained under the drug trafficking act and can be held for up to seven days.

The operation was part of ongoing investigations targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the Dublin and Kildare regions.

Investigations are ongoing.