Large-Scale Diesel Laundering Operation Uncovered

An illegal diesel laundering operation has been raided by customs officers and armed garda in Co Monaghan.

The dawn raid at a premises at Drumacon, near Castleblayney, uncovered an operation with the capabilities of “washing” dye from some 15, litres of diesel a year.

Estimates suggest it could have cost the revenue €8m a year.

One man was arrested at the scene, a number of vehicles were seized and some seven tonnes of toxic waste was found.


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