Two men have been arrested after gardaí seized drugs with an estimated street value of €800,000 during an operation in the Dublin area yesterday.

The arrests came as part of an investigation targeting organised crime groups based in west Dublin and Co Meath.

During the operation two cars were stopped and searched on the M50.

Cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €80,000 (analysis pending) was seized along with €5,000 cash and two men were arrested.

Follow-up searches were later carried out at an apartment complex on the Navan Road, which resulted in the seizure of crystallized MDMA, cannabis resin and herb with a total estimated street value of €720,000, pending analysis.

Two men, aged 47 and 58, were detained, and are being held at Finglas Garda Station.