Cannabis herb, worth an estimated €2,180,000, has been seized during a search of a storage facility in Co Laois.

Gardaí responded to a report of unusual activity on a rural road in Emo at around 9.30am and searched the storage facility and its surrounding areas.

They observed pallets containing boxes of vegetables, which had been previously been unloaded from an articulated trick.

After searching the boxes, 121kg of packaged cannabis herb, concealed within the boxes of vegetables, was discovered.

One man in his 20s was arrested at the scene. He is being detained at Portlaoise Garda Station.

The search was carried out as part Operation Tara and investigations are ongoing.