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Dublin Port: Cannabis worth 1.7m euros seized by customs

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Image caption Customs staff at Dublin Port notices anomalies in the information provided with the animal feed shipment

Herbal cannabis with a street value of 1.7m euros (£1.3m) has been seized by customs officers at Dublin Port.

The drugs were discovered when officers from the Irish Revenue's Customs Service X-rayed an animal feed container on Monday.

The X-ray scan revealed 85 vacuum-packs of cannabis, hidden within large animal feed cartons.

In a statement, the Irish Revenue said the cannabis was destined for premises in north Dublin.