Revenue uncover two oil laundering operations locally
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.