Two men have been arrested after drugs worth €3.2m were seized in Co Louth.
They were discovered after Gardaí attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) stopped a commercial haulage vehicle in Ballymascanlon, north of Dundalk.
Following a search of the vehicle, cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €3.2m was recovered.
The cannabis herb was hidden within a load of fresh vegetables.
Two men, aged 57 and 42 from the UK and Northern Ireland, were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.
They are being detained at Dundalk Garda station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act.
This operation is part of ongoing joint investigations by the GNDOCB and the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) under the Cross-Border Joint Agency Task Force (CBJATF) targeting cross-border organised criminal activity.
Assistant Commissioner John O'Driscoll said: "This very significant seizure of drugs is yet another success arising from ongoing cooperation between the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the UK’s National Crime Agency as we jointly protect our communities from drug trafficking".
The JATF is made up of An Garda Síochána, the UK'sNational Crime Agency, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Revenue Commissioners, Britain's HM Revenue & Customs, the UK Home Office Immigration Enforcement, and the Criminal Assets Bureau.