Rev­enue un­cover two oil laun­der­ing op­er­a­tions lo­cally

The Argus - - NEWS -

Rev­enue have un­cov­ered two sep­a­rate diesel laun­der­ing op­er­a­tions dur­ing the search of a premises out­side Dun­dalk on Fri­day last.

The dis­cov­ery was made, ac­cord­ing to a spokes­woman for the Rev­enue Com­mis­sion­ers, ‘fol­low­ing a joint op­er­a­tion in­volv­ing Louth County Coun­cil and An Garda Siochana tar­get­ing sus­pected il­le­gal dump­ing, un­der Waste Manage­ment Acts.

The spokes­woman added that Rev­enue was alerted .to a pos­si­ble il­licit oil op­er­a­tion. As a re­sult, Rev­enue Of­fi­cers searched a com­mer­cial premises at Mill­park, Knock- bridge, un­der war­rant, and dis­cov­ered and dis­man­tled two sep­a­rate oil laun­der­ing op­er­a­tions.’

She added: ‘Ap­prox­i­mately 5,000 litres of il­licit fuel, a lorry, an adapted re­frig­er­ated trailer, a van con­tain­ing bar­rels of diesel sludge, bleach­ing agent and var­i­ous tanks and pump­ing equip­ment were seized. In­ves­ti­ga­tions are on-go­ing

Mean­while, as re­ported in the Ar­gus last week, in­ves­ti­ga­tions are con­tin­u­ing on a tanker found in Dun­dalk a few weeks ago, which ap­peared to have the spe­cial diesel marker re­moved.

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