Gardaí targeting an international drug gang have seized €4m in cash during searches in Laois and Kerry.
The Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau also seized three cars during the searches.
A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of having committed an “organised crime related offence” and taken to Tralee Garda Station.
Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll said: “An Garda Síochána, through its Organised and Serious Crime section continues to target criminal activity associated with organised crime groups with a particular focus on depriving those concerned of the proceeds of their criminal activity,” he said.
“The seizure yesterday by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) of cash, potentially to the extent of €4 million, bringing to €8 million the total amount of cash seized by GNDOCB so far this year, is another important achievement, reflecting our determination to dismantle particular organised crime groups.”
Gardai said the gang is believed to be “involved in drug trafficking at an international level.”