A ‘stop and search’ operation in Salthill led gardaí to seize €5,000 worth of drugs and €26,000 in cash on Friday evening.
While on patrol in Salthill village at 9.30pm, gardaí stopped and searched a man in his late teens at a residential complex.
Suspected cannabis herb worth €250 was found concealed in the man’s clothing.
While conducting inquiries into this seizure, gardaí stopped and searched two more people, a man and woman both aged in their late teens.
The woman was found to be carrying €26,000 in cash, as well as a quantity of cannabis herb.
The man was found to be also carrying a small quantity of cash and cannabis herb.
All three people were arrested and taken to Galway Garda station, where they are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
Following the arrests, gardaí obtained a search warrant for a residence in Salthill.
There, officers seized suspected cannabis herb valued at €2,800, suspected cocaine valued at €1,300 and a small quantity of cash.
The combined value of drugs seized came to €5,000, with all now set to be sent for analysis.
Gardaí have said that investigations are ongoing.