More than £32 million worth of cannabis was found hidden in farm machinery on board a ship which docked in Ireland.
Irish police said they seized £32.4 million worth of herbal cannabis when the vessel anchored at Dublin Port - and said the find was a 'great result'.
Gardai and Revenue officers, in a joint operation against organised crime gangs, recovered the stash on Friday.
Garda assistant commissioner John O'Driscoll said: 'We are all about trying to achieve results and this I believe in anyone's estimation is a great result.'
They added their investigation resulted in the identification and interception of a consignment which arrived into Dublin.
A subsequent search on Friday resulted in the seizure of 1,873 kilos (4,129 lbs) of herbal cannabis.
Gardai said investigations are continuing both in Ireland and internationally, linked to the significant seizure of drugs destined for the Irish market.
The assistant commissioner added: 'We are about trying to tackle organised crime in a significant manner. The business of organised crime will be impacted.'
He listed a string of recent operations including the seizure of firearms from groups 'intent on killing each other' in an apparent reference to recent gangland killings in the city.
Gardai confirmed that investigations are taking part both in Ireland and internationally to try and stop drugs destined for the Irish market
The recent drugs find and a string of other operations would 'have a significant impact on crime' said assistant commissioner O'Driscoll
Gardai recently confiscated 18 cars in another blow against the underworld.
Assistant commissioner O'Driscoll added: 'All of these actions together combine to have a significant impact on organised crime.'
Via - Dailymail