Three men have been arrested after cannabis with an estimated street value of €700,000 and a single barrel shotgun were seized in Co Tipperary.

A garda operation at two premises in New Inn, Co Tipperary discovered a large amount of plants, as well as cannabis herb and the firearm.

One building was found to be a cannabis grow house, while the second property was used to dry the drugs.

Three men, one in his 40s and two in their 50s, are being detained at Tipperary and Cahir garda stations in connection with the discovery.