Fuel laundering plant raided in Waterford

Monday 18 November 2013 18.32
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The operation is being dismantled tonight
The operation is being dismantled tonight
The plant had the capacity to launder 10m litres of fuel per annum
The plant had the capacity to launder 10m litres of fuel per annum

Gardaí and Revenue officers have uncovered a fuel laundering plant in a commercial premises in Portlaw, Co Waterford.

The plant had the capacity to launder a total of 10m litres per annum, with a potential loss to the Exchequer of approximately €5m.

The operation, which was discovered over the weekend, is being dismantled tonight.

Gardaí are investigating if the fuel laundering operation has connections with other parts of the country.

No arrests have been made.