Gardaí have arrested one man and seized €65,000 worth of suspected cocaine following the search of a property in Sligo town yesterday.

Gardaí attached to Sligo Garda Station conducted a search of an address in Sligo town shortly after 9pm last night.

During the course of the search Gardaí discovered and seized a large quantity of white powder, suspected to be cocaine (pending analysis).

It is believed to be worth approximately €65,000.

Gardaí also found and seized a small quantity of cannabis, mobile phones and weighing scales.

One man, in his mid-20s, was arrested at the scene.

He is currently detained at Ballymote Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

An investigation is ongoing.

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