Gardai seized guns, bullets and drugs following two searches in Ballyfermot this morning.

The searches were carried out by Gardaí from Ballyfermot Detective Unit, assisted by the Armed Support Unit, as part of an ongoing operation.

During the course of the searches two firearms were recovered. Crack cocaine (subject to analysis) with an estimated street value of €85,000 were also recovered.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the seizures and is currently being detained at Clondalkin Garda Station under Section 30 Offences Against The State Act.