Three men have been arrested following the seizure of €8,600 worth of suspected cannabis herb, cocaine and cash in Castlerea yesterday.

Gardaí were conducting a checkpoint at 4pm yesterday evening when they stopped a car and carried out a search under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

During the course of this search a quantity of suspected cannabis herb and cocaine was located concealed in the vehicle.

During a follow up search at a house in Ballaghderreen a further quantity of controlled drugs and a quantity of cash were seized.

The total value of the drugs seized in both searches was €6,000.

While €2,600 in cash was also seized.

Three men were arrested and have since been released without charge pending a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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