A man has been arrested following the seizure of around €270,000 worth of cannabis plants in Co Laois.

The seizure was made when gardaí carried out  search of a property in the Mountrath area shortly after 8am this morning.

The man, who is in his 30s, is currently being held at Portlaoise Garda Station.

Gardaí have said their investigation into the seizure is ongoing.