Two men have been arrested following the seizure of weapons, including imitation firearms, and €40,000 of suspected cannabis in Co Clare.

Gardaí, Social Welfare Inspectors, and Customs Revenue Officers conducted a number of searches in the Ennistymon area shortly after 10am this morning.

Along with the suspected cannabis, gardaí seized approximately €20,000 in cash, two suspected imitation firearms, slash hooks, knives, hatches and a baton.

The men, aged in their 20s and 50s, were arrested and are currently detained at Kilrush Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

The drugs have been sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.