Two men have been arrested after cannabis worth almost half a million euro was seized in Co Limerick.
The drugs were discovered following raids on four different locations today.
Gardaí from Newcastle West Garda Station, assisted by the Garda National Drug Unit and the Limerick Divisional Drug Unit carried out a series of planned searches Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale areas earlier today.
During the raids, they uncovered cannabis herb and cannabis plants all at different stages of harvesting.
They are estimated to have a street value of €480,000, pending analysis.
Two men - aged 39 and 36 - were arrested.
They are being detained at Newcastle West and Henry Street Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act.