CANNABIS with a street value of €3.2 million was seized after gardaí stopped a commerical haulage vehicle in Co Louth earlier today.
The load was intercepted by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) in Ballymascanlon, Dundalk.
According to gardai, the cannabis was concealed within “a legitimate load of fresh vegetables” in the vehicle.
Two men, aged 57 and 42, from the UK and Northern Ireland were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.
They are currently detained at Dundalk Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
The operation was part of an ongoing joint investigation by GNDOCB and the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the UK under the Cross Border Joint Agency Task Force (CBJATF) targeting cross border organised criminal activity.
Speaking about the “very significant” seizure, Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll of Special Crime Operations said it was “yet another success arising from the ongoing