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Man arrested after ‘substantial’ fuel laundering site uncovered in Newtownhamilton

A man has been arrested following the discovery of a “substantial” fuel laundering site in Newtownhamilton.

The plant was uncovered on Tuesday after police detected a suspicious fuel tanker in the area.

A spokesperson for HMRC, who have assumed control of the investigation, said: “HMRC officers, working alongside Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI), arrested a man in his fifties on suspicion on evasion of excise duty, VAT and money laundering offences on March 5. Investigations are ongoing.”

A police spokesperson added: “Officers from Local Policing Team and Slieve Gullion North Neighbourhood Policing Team were part of a joint operation with colleagues in HMRC and worked to dismantle the site.

“A number of vehicles/ items were seized an individual was arrested. A full investigation is underway.

“This is a great example of pro-active Policing disrupting criminality.”

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