A consignment of Italian table snacks was found to contain a multimillion pound heroin stash bound for Britian.
White bags of an unidentified substance - found to be heroin - were packed between boxes of crunchy breadsticks. The drug was uncovered in a lorry at Bari port in southeast Italy after a ferry crossing from Greece.
The value of the find was estimated at €20m (£16m).
Two British lorry drivers were arrested at the scene. They were named as lorry owner Samuel Wilson, 42, from Scotland, and Peter Cameron, 32, from Belfast.
The Foreign Office confirmed it was aware of the arrest of the pair, who were remanded in custody.