Diesel laundering operation found in Dublin

Saturday 18 May 2013 10.11
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The operation was found in an industrial estate in Blanchardstown (Pics: Revenue)
The operation was found in an industrial estate in Blanchardstown (Pics: Revenue)
It was capable of washing 2.5m litres of agricultural diesel a year
It was capable of washing 2.5m litres of agricultural diesel a year
The plant was filtering the fuel through cat litter
The plant was filtering the fuel through cat litter
The diesel would have been be sold on as road fuel
The diesel would have been be sold on as road fuel
The plant would have cost the Exchequer around €1.75m a year
The plant would have cost the Exchequer around €1.75m a year
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing

Customs officers have discovered a diesel laundering operation in Dublin.

The operation was found in an industrial estate in Blanchardstown.

As a result of intelligence, customs officers raided the premises on the Orion Business Park.

They found a diesel laundering operation capable of washing around 2.5m litres of agricultural diesel a year.

That would then be sold on as road fuel, with the loss of around €1.75m to the Exchequer.

Revenue said the plant used the unsophisticated method of filtering the fuel through cat litter.

One vehicle and laundering equipment was seized in the raid.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.