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Revenue discover two fuel laundering plants in Louth

Around 5,000 litres of illicit fuel was seized.

A previous fuel laundering operation that was dismantled.
A previous fuel laundering operation that was dismantled.
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REVENUE OFFICERS ALONG with gardaí and Louth County Council dismantled two separate oil laundering operations on Friday. 

The authorities were alerted to a possible illicit oil operation and obtained a warrant to search a premises. 

They arrived at the scene at Millpark, Knockbridge, under warrant, and discovered and dismantled two separate oil laundering operations.

Around 5,000 litres of illicit fuel, a lorry, an adapted refrigerated trailer, a van containing barrels of diesel sludge, bleaching agent and various tanks and pumping equipment were seized. 

Investigations are ongoing.

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