Belfast Telegraph

Two held at oil laundering site

An oil laundering plant that could produce 12 million litres of illegal fuel a year has been uncovered in Co Louth.

Officers from Revenue's Customs Service and Gardai made the discovery in Courtbane, Hackballscross.

Two men in their late 20s were arrested - one with a Dublin address and the other a home in Northern Ireland.

The plant, which was found hidden behind a curtain in a 40ft trailer, could cost the Exchequer an estimated six million euro a year.

Officers also uncovered a mobile laundering plant in a van, containing two tankers and 25,000 litres of product.

A substantial amount of toxic waste was also found at the site.

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