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.

Cannabis seizure Dublin

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.