A man has been arrested after cocaine worth €30,000 was seized by Gardaí on National Slow Down Day.
The discovery was made following a traffic stop carried out as part of Operation Slowdown yesterday.
A "substantial" amount of cocaine was found after a car was stopped on the N11 at Drummin in Delgany, Co Wicklow.
Subsequently, a number of searches were carried out at houses in the Dun Laoghaire and Brittas Bay areas and a small quantity of cocaine and ecstasy were discovered.
The man was arrested and taken to Bray Garda Station where he was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
He was later charged and is due to appear before Bray District Court today.
Gardaí detected a total of 892 vehicles travelling over the speed limit yesterday.
The initiative started at 7am and more than 186,000 vehicles were checked in the 24-hour period.
Officers have released a long list of what they're describing as "notable" moments from the day.
National Slow Down Day was held over a 24 hours, 7am 11/12/20 - 7am 12/12/20. In total we checked 186,125 vehicles and detected 892 travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.
We thank the vast majority of drivers for complying.#SlowDown pic.twitter.com/xy1dXeiqF9
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) December 12, 2020
Among them is a speed check from Co Kildare where a motorist was caught travelling at 188 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on the M7.
Separately, Gardaí in Co Roscommon clocked a vehicle at 161 km/h in a 100 km/h zone was on the N60 near Ballintubber.
In Co Limerick, a driver in Castlematrix was noted at 162 km/h in a 100 km/h zone while on the N21.
Additionally, someone driving on the N7 near Brown's Barn in County Dublin had their speed check come in at 137 km/h when that road is a 100 km/h zone.
Gardaí and the RSA are continuing to urge motorists to drive safely and to respect the speed limits that are in place across the country.
Additional reporting by Tom Douglas