A man in his 30s has been arrested after drugs, suspected to be cocaine, with an estimated street value of over €1m was found in a search in Drogheda, Co Louth.

As part of Operation Tara, gardaí carried out a search of a car in the Tulllyallen area yesterday afternoon.

The drugs were discovered during the search. A man was arrested at the scene.

He is currently being held at Drogheda Garda Station and can be held for up to seven days.

The investigation is ongoing.