Gardaí have arrested a man in his 70s and seized €310,000 worth of MDMA in Dublin.

Shortly before 10pm on Monday, gardaí from Store Street stopped and searched a man in the Dublin 1 area.

During the search, €310,000 worth of suspected MDMA was discovered.

The man was arrested as a result and detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) 1996.

He has since been charged and is due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning.