As part of Operation Thor, Gardaí carried out a number of checkpoints in Carlow yesterday, resulting in the discovery of €1.2 million in cash in a man's car.
Shortly before 8pm Gardaí stopped a car at Ballyvergal, Carlow, being driven by a man in his 50s.
During the course of a search of the vehicle, they discovered the large quantity of cash, amounting to approximately €1.2 million.
A man was arrested on suspicion of committing an offence under the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing) Act, 2010.
He is currently detained under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, as amended at Carlow Garda Station.
Investigations are ongoing.