Cannabis worth estimated €2.8 million seized at Rosslare Europort

Man in his 40s arrested after 140kgs of drug found hidden in a shipment of vegetables

Customs officers have seized 140kgs of cannabis worth an estimated €2.8 million hidden in a shipment of vegetables at Rosslare Europort.

Revenue officials made the seizure on Wednesday during the search of an articulated lorry which had arrived at the Co Wexford port from Cherbourg, France.

The lorry had been registered in Spain and the large quantity of cannabis had been “concealed within a consignment of vegetables”, according to a spokeswoman for Revenue.

The drugs were found after the vehicle was searched by customs officers using a mobile x-ray scanner, as part of a routine profiling effort to thwart smuggling.

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and has been taken to Wexford Garda station for questioning.