Belfast Telegraph

Two charged over 'fuel laundering'

Two people have been charged with offences connected to the discovery of a fuel laundering plant.

The 48-year-old man and 45-year-old woman were arrested after the discovery of an illegal fuel operation at Cullaville Road, Crossmaglen in July.

The pair have been charged with waste and contaminated land offences including failure to transfer waste to an authorised carrier; keeping controlled waste in a manner likely to cause pollution; and the unlawful deposit of waste.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Newry and Mourne area commander chief inspector Davy Beck said: "We know that fuel laundering and illegal waste disposal is a huge concern and we work tirelessly with our partner agencies, HMRC (Her Majesty's Customs and Revenue) and NIEA (Northern Ireland Environment Agency) to tackle this crime.

"Those involved in this type of criminal activity can rest assured that we will continue to work together to prevent, detect and deter this crime and bring those responsible before the courts."

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