A retired senior member of the Gardaí has been arrested during a drugs seizure in Dublin.
Conor Gallagher, Crime Correspondent with the Irish Times, says the former garda was "passing on information" to a crime gang.
He says the former member of the force "was aiding in the operation of a significant organised crime gang in North Dublin".
The 61 year-old man was detained yesterday as part of an operation which saw five premises searched.
€600,000 worth of cannabis herb and €47,000 in cash were seized during the operation.