More than €12m of illegal drugs were discovered and seized by Revenue officers at Rosslare Europort on Friday when a truck and low-loader trailer arriving into the country from mainland Europe was searched by Revenue officers.

Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner, with the assistance of detector dogs, found the product concealed in machinery being carried on the low-loader.

Based on preliminary analysis, it is believed the drug is heroin with an estimated street value of €12.3m.

Investigations are ongoing with the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau in conjunction with international law enforcement partners.