A man has been arrested following the seizure of €18,000 worth of suspected cocaine at a house in Galway yesterday.

Gardaí attached to the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit carried out a search of a house in the Headford Road area of the city at approximately 1pm on Thursday afternoon.

During the course of the search Gardaí located a number of bags believed to contain approximately €18,000 worth of suspected cocaine (pending analysis).

These items were seized and one man in his mid-20s was arrested at the scene.

He was detained at the North Western Regional Garda Headquarters in Galway and was released without charge later that evening.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Investigations are ongoing.