Gardaí have said they seized an estimated €5m worth of drugs during a search in Dublin yesterday.

They said the ecstasy and MDMA were found in barrels at a premises in Tallaght.

The barrels contained almost 77kg of ecstasy tablets, which were packed in bags, and another 8kg of MDMA, which was wrapped up in blocks.

Gardaí have said that investigations are ongoing and the scene has been preserved for a forensic examination.