Articles tagged with: DIESEL LAUNDERING

DRINKING WATER FOR 1,500 PUT AT RISK BY RECKLESS DUMPING OF DIESEL WASTE

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18 Jan 2013 Comments Off on DRINKING WATER FOR 1,500 PUT AT RISK BY RECKLESS DUMPING OF DIESEL WASTE
DRINKING WATER FOR 1,500 PUT AT RISK BY RECKLESS DUMPING OF DIESEL WASTE

BY MICHAEL MCDONNELL michael@northern-standard.ie THE RECKLESSNESS of criminals and gangs involved in diesel laundering was brought into sharp focus again this week when the source of fresh water for over 1,500 homes in south Monaghan was put in jeopardy when a leaking drum was dumped beside the Donaghmoyne Group Water Scheme’s filtration plant. Only the swift action of group scheme members on Monday morning prevented the diesel wash from leaking into Lough Nagarnaman, which supplies Monaghan’s biggest independent water scheme. Donaghmoyne GWS chairman Donal McDaid told the Northern Standard that ...

€1.5 MILLION AND 8,000 MAN HOURS – COST TO MONAGHAN CO COUNCIL OF DIESEL LAUNDERING SCOURGE

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9 Mar 2012 3 Comments

It had cost Monaghan Co Council €1.5 million and entailed 8,000 man hours to deal with 156 incidents of illegal diesel laundering in the county over the last eight years, a detailed report presented to Monday’s meeting of the authority in Carrickmacross revealed. The information on the impact of the illegal diesel scourge in the county in recent years was elicited by Sinn Féin representative for South Monaghan, Noel Keelan. In a question on the ongoing problem of diesel wash being dumped in parts of Co Monaghan which ...

JOINT GARDA-CUSTOMS’ SWOOP ON BLAYNEY PLANT

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9 Sep 2011 Comments Off on JOINT GARDA-CUSTOMS’ SWOOP ON BLAYNEY PLANT
JOINT GARDA-CUSTOMS’ SWOOP ON BLAYNEY PLANT

By PATSY McARDLE A number of men from the Border area and midlands were interviewed by the gardai and revenue authorities in the wake of a swoop last Thursday on an illicit diesel laundering operation at Corrygarry near Castleblayney, close to the South Armagh border. One man in his thirties was detained near the premises and the raid, which followed the earlier issue of search warrants, and was part of a major cross-country crackdown on illicit cross-border fuel trafficking, extended over ...

“WAR” ON ILLICIT CROSS-BORDER DIESEL LAUNDERING RACKET

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10 Jun 2011 Comments Off on “WAR” ON ILLICIT CROSS-BORDER DIESEL LAUNDERING RACKET
“WAR” ON ILLICIT CROSS-BORDER DIESEL LAUNDERING RACKET

By PATSY McARDLE A SURVEILLANCE operation over several weeks, plus earlier tip-offs to the gardai and revenue authorities, led to the latest crackdown last week on a major cross-border fuel laundering operation at Drumacon near Castleblayney, a short distance from the South Armagh border. The early morning swoop and seizure of an illicit plant, huge containers, two tankers, fuel, and sludge, effectively terminated part of an €11 million cross-border racket in which it was claimed, the plant had a capability of “doctoring” up to twenty ...