Gardai have released details of a major cocaine and cash seizure at The Ward, close to Ashbourne on the Meath/Dublin border.

A multi agency operation also involved the Defence Forces and the Criminal Assets Bureau.

Gardaí stopped two vehicles on Monday afternoon in the Ward area where they found an estimated €1.2 million worth of cocaine.

A number of follow-up searches were carried out at six homes, three business premises and on land at two locations.

They resulted in the seizure of €350,000 and £28,000 in cash along with financial documents, vehicles, electronic devices, a money counter and a vacuum-packing machine.