Gardaí in Dundalk seize €3.2million worth of drugs hidden in vegetables 2 months ago

Gardaí in Dundalk seize €3.2million worth of drugs hidden in vegetables

No word on what kind of vegetables the drugs were hidden in.

Gardaí have seized €3.2million worth of cannabis herb during a search on a commercial haulage vehicle in Ballymascanlon, Dundalk, Louth.

According a statement issued by An Garda Síochána, "the cannabis herb was concealed within a legitimate load of fresh vegetables."

Pursuant to the search, two men were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and are currently detained at Dundalk Garda Station. They are believed to be in their 40s and 50s respectively, and are from the UK and Northern Ireland.

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll of Special Crime Operations said: "This very significant seizure of drugs is yet another success arising from ongoing cooperation between the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau and the UK’s National Crime Agency as we jointly protect our communities from drug trafficking."

The operation is part of a co-operation between the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) of the UK, under the auspices of the Cross Border Joint Agency Task Force (CBJATF) targeting cross-border organised criminal activity.

Investigations are ongoing, according to Gardaí.