€2.8m worth of drugs discovered at Rosslare Europort

By Dan Walsh

Almost 140 kilogrammes of cannabis with an estimated value of €2.8 million were seized at Rosslare Europort yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.

Cannabis in a consignment of vegetables discovered at Rosslare Europort (Pic; Revenue)

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and taken to Wexford Garda Station.

The drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a Spanish registered articulated lorry and its accompanying trailer that had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, France.

The search, carried out with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, led to the discovery of the drugs concealed within a consignment of vegetables.

Investigations are ongoing.

If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295. 

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