Cannabis resin with an estimated street value of a million pounds discovered off the south east coast of Ireland.

The Customs National Drugs Team have spent the day searching off the south east coast after the discovery of cannabis resin.

Another busy day for the Customs National Drugs Team at Rosslare.

30 kilos of cannabis resin, suspected to have come from Morocco, was discovered after a trawl of the seabed between Hook Head and Kilmore Quay.

Frank Lally from the Customs Drugs Team explains that a thorough search of the area is now being carried out to see if there are more drugs on the sea bed. A full examination of the cannabis is now underway.

This is the thirteenth seizure by customs officials at Rosslare so far this year. Officials have now appealed to fishermen to step up their vigilance in the war against drugs.

At Kilmore Quay, which is currently undergoing renovation, Sean Radford of the Kilmore Quay Harbour Committee describes the drugs and dealers as a scourge on society.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 October 1995. The reporter is Ciaran Mullooly.