Five people have been arrested after cannabis worth around €94,000 was seized in the Monaghan and Louth areas yesterday, 

Two male occupants in their 20s and 30s were arrested first after their car was stopped at around 2.30 pm in the Cloughvalley Upper area of Carrickmackross.

The men, currently detained at Carrickmacross and Castleblaney Garda Stations, were in possession of €15,500 which was seized by gardaí. 

Follow up searches were later conducted at two residential premises in Drogheda where cannabis plants with an estimated combined value of €30,000 were also seized.

Further arrests were made at a residential premises in the Collon area of Co Louth where cannabis plants with an estimated value of €64,000 were seized.

One woman and two men, all aged in their 40s, were arrested at the scene and are currently detained at Drogheda and Dundalk Garda Stations.

Gardaí said the investigations are continuing.