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Irish police seize massive cannabis haul at Dublin Port

Irish police have seized a massive 37.5 million euro (£32.4m) cannabis haul at Dublin Port.

The drugs are understood to have been hidden in farm machinery on board a ship which docked in the city.

Gardai and Revenue officers, in a joint operation against organised crime gangs, recovered the stash on Friday.

A Garda spokesman said: "This investigation resulted in the identification and interception of a consignment which arrived into Dublin.

"A subsequent search today has resulted in the seizure of 1,873 kilos (4,129 lbs) of herbal cannabis.

"The controlled drugs seized have an estimated street value of 37.5 million euro."

The Garda spokesman said investigations are continuing both in Ireland and internationally, linked to the significant seizure of drugs, which he said were destined for the Irish market.

Dublin's Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald commended both the Garda and Revenue on the seizure.

"Today's seizure, in particular, demonstrates their determination and resourcefulness in going after the activities of drugs gangs who seek to profit from causing such misery in communities through their deadly trade," she said.

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