MAN CHARGED AFTER CROSS-BORDER ILLICIT FUEL PLANTS UNCOVERED IN MONAGHAN

20 September 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

CROSS-BORDER fuel trafficking racketeers were targeted this week in a major operation launched by the Revenue Service and gardai on Monday.

Customs officers supported by gardai from the Cavan/Monaghan Division and the Regional Support Unit swooped on two alleged fuel-laundering plants in North Monaghan, close to the South Armagh Border.

Both plants were located at Killyneill, Silverstream, about four kilometres from Monaghan town, and a short distance from the main Monaghan/Armagh Road.

According to Sean Kelleher, who was in charge of the revenue operation, both plants — one of which was a sophisticated mobile “laundry” — had the capacity to …

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