Illegal Fuel Laundering Plant Raided


Gardai and custom officals have raided a fuel laundering plant in Clontibret today.

The plant was uncovered in a disused mushroom house and contained 10,000 litres of laundered fuel and nine bags of bleaching agent, they also found eight tonnes of toxic sludge on the premises.

The plant had the capacity to launder two million litres of fuel a year with an estimated loss of €1,000,000 a year to the Exchequer.

The find comes just a day after around five tonnes of sludge was discovered on a abandoned lorry near Castleblayney

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