One man was arrested and €560,000 worth of cocaine seized during a Garda raid.
The 38-year-old can be held for up to a week at Thomastown Garda Station in Kilkenny where be is being questioned over the haul.
The seizure was made as part of on-going intelligence-led operations targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the south east.
“During a planned operation gardai from the Regional Support Unit stopped a van at Jordanstown, Paulstown, Co Kilkenny yesterday evening at approximately 6.30pm,” said a Garda spokesman.
“During the search of the van a quantity of cocaine (pending analysis) was discovered with an estimated street value of up to.”
The suspect is being held for up to week under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996,
Gardai said these operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks.
“Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities,” he added.
“Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality.”