Belfast Telegraph

Petrol station and houses seized

Crimefighters have seized control of a petrol station as part of a multi-million pound assets recovery from three Armagh brothers allegedly linked to cross-border fuel smuggling.

The Serious Organised Crime Agency said it was granted further orders after Joseph and Francis McGleenan defaulted on an agreement to hand over more money. Along with the garage in north Belfast, another three houses were recovered.

It marks the culmination of an action against the pair who, with third brother Damien McGleenan — all from Keady — surrendered assets worth almost £6m two years ago.

The agency claimed the brothers had derived the majority of their assets through cross-border fuel smuggling and excise evasion.

The terms of the court order allowed for a sum of cash to be paid in respect of three additional houses and a petrol station. SOCA said Joseph and Francis McGleenan defaulted, leading to a recovery order.

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