An operation which saw a ship carrying suspected cocaine seized off the coast of Ireland was part of a pan-European intelligence operation.
Cocaine worth an estimated €157 million was seized from a container ship off the Cork coast on Tuesday - which would be the largest drug seizure in the history of the State.
Warning shots were fired by Army Rangers as they boarded the vessel during an operation which also involved the Irish Naval Service, Revenue Customs and Gardaí.
The ship, the MV Matthew, has been brought to Cork Harbour.
The operation is thought to be linked to a fishing trawler detained off the coast of Wexford on Monday.