19/12/2007

Four Arrested In Cross-Border Fuel Smuggling Inquiry

Four people have been arrested as part of a cross-border investigation into fuel smuggling.

Three men and a woman were arrested in Co. Tyrone, following raids on commercial and domestic premises in Omagh, Derrylin in Co. Fermanagh and Ballyconnell in Co. Cavan.

HM Revenue and Customs officers are believed to have seized 18,000 litres of home heating oil and 8,500 litres of green diesel, along with a tanker and £20,000 in cash.

The operation also involved customs officers from the Republic of Ireland, as well as PSNI and gardaí.

(KMcA)


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