Swords, County Dublin: 'Vacuum packed cash' seized on motorway

Police have seized 350,000 euros (£277,000) in cash after they stopped and searched a number vehicles on the M1 in the Republic of Ireland.

Three men in their 40s were arrested at the scene just north of Swords, County Dublin, on Tuesday evening. The cash was found inside vacuum packs.

In follow-up searches, a vacuum packing machine was found in Tallaght, Dublin.

Sleeping tablets worth more than 10,000 euros (£7,900) were also seized at an address in Baileboro, County Cavan.

Two of the men who were arrested have since been released pending files being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The third man remains in custody.