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Cannabis haul found in animal feed

Cannabis worth an estimated 1.7 million euro has been seized at Dublin Port.

The 85kg of herbal cannabis was found by customs officers inside a container of animal feed.

The shipment, which was intercepted yesterday, was destined for a premises in the north of Dublin city.

The haul was found when officers scanned the container.

A spokeswoman from Revenue's Customs Service said: "Revenue's x-ray scanner revealed 85 smaller packages of vacuum-packed drugs hidden within large cartons of animal feed."

Elsewhere, gardai have seized cannabis plants worth 120,000 euro at a house in Co Wicklow.

Around 150 plants were found in the property in the Cherrymount area of Avoca.

A large amount of cultivation equipment was also discovered.

A 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene of yesterday's operation in Wicklow and taken to Pearse Street Garda station for questioning.

He has been released without charge and gardai are preparing a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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