A 31-year-old man is being held by Gardaí in Limerick after an investigation uncovered drugs worth more than €240,000.
Gardaí from the Divisional Drug Unit uncovered the drugs during an operation in Moyross as they attempt to clamp down on the sale and supply of illegal substances in the city.
Cannabis worth €215,000 and cannabis resin worth a further €19,500 was recovered from a house also containing cocaine with an estimated street value of €19,500.
The man is being held at Henry Street Garda Station under section two of the Criminal Justice Act for suspected drug trafficking offences.
A spokesperson said local gardaí assisted the drug unit during the operation.
“As part of an on-going investigation into the sale and supply of controlled substances in the Limerick area, Gardaí from the Divisional Drug Unit, Limerick assisted by local Gardaí searched a number of houses in the Limerick area,” he said.
“During the course of a search of one house in Moyross Gardaí discovered cannabis resin with an approximate street value of €19,500, cocaine with an approximate street value of €12,500 and cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €215,000.
“A male (31) was later arrested and is being detained at Henry St Garda station under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act,” he continued.
Gardaí also recovered cash and a small amount of cannabis and a substantial amount of cash during a separate operation in the county.
“During the search of another property in Kileely, Limerick €10,050 cash and Cannabis resin with an approximate street value of €100 was also seized,” said Gardaí.