Gardaí have seized €73,000 worth of cocaine in Co Mayo.

The drugs were discovered after a man was stopped and searched on Main Street in Balla yesterday evening.

During the search gardaí found cocaine worth an estimated €1,500.

The man, who is in his 20s, was arrested.

During a follow-up search at a house in Balla, 1 kilo of suspected cocaine, worth €71,640 was seized.

A man and a woman in their 20s were arrested at the scene. 

The two men and the woman were charged and have appeared before a special sitting of Castlebar District Court.