A garda has been arrested and suspended on suspicion of dealing with drugs in Dublin, reports Dublin Live.
The officer in his late thirties was arrested after being found with a small amount of cocaine on Sunday evening in a planned operation by the National Criminal Investigation Office.
He was arrested under Section 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act and interrogated at Terenure Garda station.
He was released on Monday without charge with a file that was now being prepared for the DPP.
The guard, who is not originally from Dublin, was suspended during the investigation.
Gardai confirmed the arrest and said the investigation is under way.
A spokesperson said: "Gardai grabbed a small amount of controlled drugs (analysis was requested) and arrested a man in his 30s yesterday (26/8/2018) in the Dublin area, he was detained at a Dublin Garda station and has since released free of charge.A file will be prepared for the director of prosecutors.
"The arrested man is a serving member of An Garda Síochána and has been removed from the service while waiting for the investigation.There is currently no further information available, the investigation is under way."