A man in his 20s has been arrested after gardaí seized cocaine and cash in Co Louth. 

The drugs, worth an estimated €70,000, along with £6,500 in Sterling, was found during the search of a car on the Castle Road in Dundalk earlier today. 

The search was part of an investigation into the sale a supply of controlled drugs in the area.

Gardaí say a number of items associated with drug dealing including scales and plastic bags were also recovered.

The man, who was arrested at the scene, is being questioned at Dundalk Garda Station.