A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene. He is due in court this week.
A man in his 20s is facing charges after police in Ireland discovered more than €2 million ($2.9 million) of cannabis hidden in boxes of chili peppers, reports the Irish Examiner.
According to reports, the bust was part of Operation Tara, an anti-drug operation from Ireland’s national police service.
Operation Tara began on July 1 and aims to “disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks, at all levels — international, national, local — involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, local sale and supply of controlled drugs.”
“Operation Tara will have a strong focus on tackling street-level dealing in cities, towns and villages across the country,” states a release from the An Garda Síochána.
Recreational cannabis remains illegal in Ireland. Earlier this year, patients and advocates formed Patients for Safe Access, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the country’s medical cannabis laws and overcoming research barriers.
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