A man in his early 30s has been arrested following the seizure of a handgun, ammunition and crossbow in Drogheda, Co Louth.

A sum of €4,000 in cash and cheques along with a quantity of drugs and pepper-spray were also recovered by gardaí during the search in the Highlands area this morning.

The man is being held at Drogheda Garda Station.

Gardaí said today's operation is part of the ongoing crackdown against organised crime in the Drogheda area.