A man has been arrested following the discovery of two firearms and cocaine in west Dublin.

Gardaí recovered two handguns following a search operation in Newlands Road, Lucan, at around 6.30pm yesterday. 

A small amount of cocaine was also seized. 

A 36-year-old man was arrested and is currently being detained at Ronanstown Garda Station where he can be held for up to 72 hours.