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Customs officers uncover fuel laundering plant near border

One person questioned in connection with the discovery of a major oil laundering operation.

Image: ollesvensson via Creative Commons

REVENUE OFFICIALS UNCOVERED a major oil laundering plant near Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, this morning.

The Revenue Commissioners said that a laundering operation was underway at the time.

The plant had the capacity to launder an estimated 3 million litres of fuel per year, with a potential loss of about €1.8m to the Exchequer.

Twelve thousand litres of fuel, some equipment and a truck have been seized.

One man, in his 40s, was questioned. Revenue officers are continuing their investigation, with a view to prosecute, according to a Revenue statement.

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