Cannabis resin with an estimated street value of € 8 million has been seized by Irish Customs officers in the port of Rosslare in County Wexford (left).
The drugs have been discovered yesterday afternoon, hidden amongst legitimate cargo in a 40 ft container that had arrived by ferry from Cherbourg in France. The cannabis was packed on two wooden pallets marked as 'footwear'. It is understood that there were in total 1145 kgs of the drug hidden in the container.
Customs officers say they made the seizure after risk profiling the cargo. They were also assisted by a specially trained drug detection dog.
Last night a 27-year-old man and a woman aged 20 have been arrested by Gardaí in Wexford in connection with the drugs find in Rosslare. They have been questioned and are still being detained at Wexford Garda Station. They can be held for up to seven days.