Nearly 5,000 litres of suspected illicit fuel has been seized and an unlicensed filling station shut down as part of a cross-border police operation across three counties in Northern Ireland.
Neighbourhood and local policing teams, together with tactical supports and Garda officers, carried out a joint agency task force operation in Fermanagh, Omagh, south Armagh and Londonderry yesterday.
Officers visited premises in Newry which was operating as an unauthorised fuel station, and around 4,400 litres of suspected illegal fuel, two sets of commercial forecourt pumps and a 12,000 litre fuel tank were seized.
In addition, 84 authorised vehicle check points were carried out by officials and one vehicle on suspicion of a number of offences.
Chief Inspector Robert McGowan explained: “We searched nine vehicles and six people on suspicion of drugs offences, recovering and disposing of small amounts of drugs.”
A male wanted on a bench warrant was also located and arrested.