TWO oil laundering plants capable of producing six million litres of fuel a year have been uncovered near the border.
One of the plants was concealed in a mobile unit, capable of being driven to other locations.
Revenue’s customs officers and gardai raided the plants at Killyneill, Silverstream in Co Monaghan this evening in an intelligence-led operation.
The oil laundering plants were locating in an adjoining farmyard and commercial unit. The mobile unit was using bleaching earth, while the laundry concealed in a container was using cat litter to launder the fuel.
Officers discovered 20,000 litres of oil, five bags of bleaching earth and a large quantity of cat litter. In addition, they removed three tonnes of toxic by-product as a result of the laundering.
Other equipment, a lorry and a van were also confiscated.