Heroin worth €140,000 and over €2,000 in cash have been seized in Ballymun in Dublin.

The seizure was made during the search of a house yesterday afternoon.

An 18-year-old man has been charged in relation to the incident. He was due to appear before court this afternoon.

Gardaí said that an ongoing operation to combat drug dealing in the Ballymun area has already resulted in many seizures of heroin, crack cocaine, cannabis herb and cash over the past month.