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Plant with capacity to launder 3 million litres of fuel a year uncovered in Meath

Two men, aged 19 and 20, have been arrested.

The townland of Macetown, Rathfeigh, off the M3, is highlighted here
The townland of Macetown, Rathfeigh, off the M3, is highlighted here
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TWO MEN HAVE been arrested after a large-scale diesel laundering plant was uncovered in rural Co Meath this evening.

Fuel and related equipment was also seized in a joint operation carried out by Revenue officers and gardaí in the townland of Macetown, Rathfeigh.

The two men arrested, who are aged 19 and 20, are being questioned at Navan and Ashboune Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

According to a statement from gardaí, the unit had the capability to produce 3 million litres of laundered fuel per year, and the potential to deprive the exchequer of €1.5 million per year in terms of lost taxes.

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