Three men have been arrested and drugs worth an estimated €13,500 have been seized during a series of searches in the south of the country.

The men - all aged in their 30s - were detained after cocaine and cannabis herb was located during the search of 29 properties in the Limerick, Tipperary and Cork areas.

€8,000 in cash was also recovered.

The men are being questioned at Henry Street and Bruff Garda Stations.

Today's operation involved up to 100 members of An Garda Síochána.