Almost 140 kilogrammes of cannabis with an estimated value of €2.8 million has been seized at Rosslare Europort.

The drugs were discovered today when Revenue officers stopped and searched a Spanish registered articulated lorry and its accompanying trailer that had disembarked a ferry from Cherbourg, France.

The search, carried out with the assistance of Revenue's mobile x-ray scanner, led to the discovery of the drugs concealed within a consignment of vegetables.

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and taken to Wexford Garda Station.

Investigations are ongoing.