Two men have been arrested after drugs with an estimated street value over €300,000 along with six handguns were seized during searches in Co Westmeath.

The drugs, believed to be cocaine and heroin, were found during searches of a residence in Mullingar yesterday evening and this morning.

At around 9pm yesterday a search operation began and during the course of this search, around €245,000 of suspected cocaine and €56,000 of suspected heroin was seized by gardaí.

Two men, aged in their early 30s and late 20s, were arrested at the scene.

They are both currently detained at Mullingar Garda Station.

A follow-up search of the residence was carried out this morning. Six handguns were seized by gardaí and will be sent to the Ballistics Unit for analysis.

Gardai said that the search follows a lengthy surveillance operation targeting those involved in the sale and supply of drugs in the midlands area.

Investigations are ongoing.