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Revenue busts oil laundering plant that could have cost State €10m a year

A 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with the find, which included a large among of laundered fuel and toxic waste.

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REVENUE HAS UNCOVERED this large oil laundering plant in Inniskeen, Co Monaghan which  had the potential to cost the Exchequer €10 million a year.

In an intelligence-led operation supported by gardaí, officials uncovered the large plant in Drumboat yesterday.

The plant had the capacity to launder 20 million litres of fuel each year, which represents a potential loss of €10.5 million to the State of the oil made its way into the market place.

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The oil laundering plant and a mobile oil laundry concealed in an oil tanker were found in a commercial yard.

Revenue Revenue

Officials seized 50,000 litres of laundered fuel, three oil tankers, two stationary tanks and ancillary equipment from the site. Revenue said today that toxic waste was also uncovered.

A 42-year-old man was arrested and taken to Carrickmacross Garda Station. Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

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