Revenue Officers in Ireland Uncover Over $3 Million Worth of Cannabis Hidden in Vegetable Shipment
IRELAND - A ploy to utilize fresh produce to smuggle drugs has once again been foiled, this time at Rosslare Europort in County Wexford, Ireland. Revenue officers recently uncovered an estimated value of over $3 million (€2.8 million) worth of cannabis hidden within a shipment of fresh vegetables.
According to breakingnews.ie, the drugs were found when Revenue officers stopped and searched an articulated lorry during routine profiling. The Spanish-registered vehicle had arrived off a ferry from Cherbourg in France. Upon investigation, a mobile x-ray scanner detected 140 kilos of cannabis disguised within the consignment of vegetables.
A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and taken to Wexford Garda station after the drugs were seized. No further details have been announced.
We applaud the authorities who were able to interfere with individuals harnessing fresh produce with ill intentions. For the latest fresh produce-related drug busts, keep reading AndNowUKnow.