Gardaí seized around €18,000 in cash, two suspected Rolex watches and a car in Cork city during a roadside search yesterday.

Gardaí from Gurranabraher were carrying out a routine patrol on Lower Glanmire Road at around 9.30am when they stopped a car. At the roadside gardaí were able to determine the car had no tax or insurance.

After speaking to the driver, a man in his 30s, gardaí carried out a search of his car.

During the course of the search, gardaí seized €18,000 in cash and two suspected Rolex watches.

The car was also seized under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act for not having valid tax/insurance.

Gardaí said no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.