Cannabis worth a combined €430,000 has been seized in two separate operations today.
In Co Laois, gardaí seized €250,000 worth of cannabis after stopping a car during a multi-agency motorway operation.
A checkpoint was carried out on the M7 motorway at Doon near Borris-in-Ossory. The checkpoint was conducted by gardaí from Portlaoise along with the Health & Safety Authority, Roads Safety Authority and Revenue's Customs Service.
During the operation, cannabis with an estimated street value in excess of €250,000 was recovered from a car.
The sole occupant of the car, a man in his 30s, was arrested and is currently being detained at Portlaoise Garda Station.
Meanwhile in Dublin, a joint operation conducted by Revenue's Customs Service and the gardaí has resulted in the seizure of approximately 9kgs of herbal cannabis.
The drugs seized have an estimated street value of €180,000.
The investigation resulted in the interception of a consignment which arrived into Ireland today. A subsequent search in the Ballyfermot area of Dublin resulted in the seizure.
A man in his 40s was arrested and is being detained at Ballyfermot Garda Station.