Gardaí have seized €340,000 worth of suspected cannabis following a chase in north Dublin.
While conducting a checkpoint on the Ratoath Road in Finglas on Saturday evening, officers noticed a van turning away from the checkpoint.
Gardaí then pursued the van, which was discovered abandoned a short time later on Dunsink Lane.
A search was conducted of the area with assistance from the Garda Air Support Unit.
The driver was not found.
However Gardaí discovered 17 vacuum-packed bags, weighing approximately 1kg each, in the rear of the van.
The packages contained a large quantity suspected cannabis, with an estimated street value of €340,000.
The drugs have been sent for analysis and the van has been seized for a technical examination.
No arrests have been made, but investigations are ongoing.