Belfast Telegraph

Monday 1 September 2014

Fuel laundering plant discovered

Gardai and customs officials have discovered a fuel laundering plant capable of making 10 million litres of fuel per annum

A sophisticated fuel laundering plant capable of making 10 million litres of fuel a year has been discovered.

Customs officers and gardai uncovered the plant in a commercial premises in Portlaw, Co Waterford.

A Customs spokeswoman said the plant has the capacity to launder a total of 10 million litres per annum, with a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately five million euro per annum.

A number of large tanks and ancillary equipment have been detained.

"Investigations are on-going," she added.

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