Gardai have carried out searches at dozens of so called head shops as part of an investigation into the licensing of certain products.
In an operation which began at noon, detectives searched premises in Dublin and throughout the country and have taken away several products for further investigation.
The sale of ‘party pills’ in a variety of shops around the country has been under scrutiny for some time.
The products are not illegal.
However, some products have herbal contents and gardaí have seized them – saying there is concern over whether or not the shops that are selling them are properly licensed.