Gardaí have seized approximately €57,500 worth of illegal drugs and arrested three men following the search of an apartment in the North Circular Road area of Dublin 7.

Gardaí from the Bridewell District searched the premises at approximately 2:30pm.

Heroin worth €49,000 and crack cocaine to the value of €8,500 was discovered during the course of the search operation.

Three men, two aged in their 30s and one in his 40s, were arrested at the scene and are currently detained at the Bridewell Garda Station.

In a statement, gardaí said the operation represents "significant progress" in the ongoing investigation into the illegal sale and supply of drugs in the Dublin 7 area.

All drugs seized are subject to analysis.