More than €175,000 worth of cash and €50,000 worth of cocaine has been seized following a number of searches in Galway.
At around 7:40 pm yesterday evening, gardaí stopped and searched a car on the M6 motorway in the vicinity of Louhgrea.
They seized €17,580 worth of cash.
During a follow-up search in Galway City, officers uncovered a suspected cocaine processing laboratory.
As well as seizing €50,000 worth of cocaine, gardaí also discovered mixing agent, a cocaine press, industrial gas masks, a vacuum packer and a cash counting machine.
During a follow-up search at a separate premises, gardaí discovered and seized €161,000 in cash.
A man in his 20s was arrested following the M6 search, while a second man in his 30s was arrested in Galway City.
They're both being held at Galway Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996.