Hidden in lorry-load of lettuce

Spain: South Dublin gang gets €3.4 million in cannabis confiscated

A south Dublin drugs gang, has been the main mover behind a €3.4m drugs shipment that was found hidden in a lorry load of lettuce. New details of the massive Spanish seizure emerged yesterday.

Four Irish men and a Romanian national are in custody in Spain after 170 kg of cannabis was seized in a Garda intelligence-led operation near Malaga.

The Irish Independent can reveal the gang has close links to organised criminals based in Sandyford, and the alleged ringleader of the operation was not arrested in the bust. The Spanish police stopped the lorry carrying the drugs on the motorway between Malaga and Cordoba. The shipment of cannabis was concealed in a lorry load of lettuce.

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