Revenue operation targeting fuel laundering in County Monaghan
Yesterday (24/11/2022), in an intelligence led operation targeting fuel laundering, Revenue officers, with the assistance of the Armed Support Unit of An Garda Síochána, carried out a search, under warrant, of a commercial premises in Corragarry, Broomfield, Co Monaghan.
During the course of the operation the following items were detected and seized:
- a 40ft trailer which acted as a mobile laundry and contained oil laundering apparatus
- a HGV with a 40ft tanker involved in the fuel laundering process.
A man in his 70s was interviewed by Revenue.
Investigations are ongoing.
The illicit trade in mineral oil products, and particularly the laundering of marked mineral oil, is a serious threat to the Exchequer. In addition to the loss to the Exchequer, oil laundering undermines the competitiveness of legitimate businesses, damages the environment, damages consumers' vehicles and helps to sustain organised criminal networks.
These seizures are part of Revenue's ongoing operations targeting fuel laundering and shadow economy activity. If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding illegal activity such as fuel laundering, they can report it by contacting Revenue's Confidential Freephone 1800 295 295.