Two quizzed after 20,000 litres of black market fuel seized in Dublin Port31/08/2012 - 14:23:26
Two men, one from the Republic and another from the North, have been questioned after an HGV carrying thousands of litres of laundered fuel was stopped in Dublin Port.
The 40ft container, 20,000 litres of the illegal fuel and the truck were searched and impounded after a surveillance operation.
According to Customs officers, the black market load was being exported out of the country when it was intercepted.
The Revenue said it recovered 20 intermediate bulk containers, each holding more than 1,000 litres of the black market fuel, pumps and a fuel metering system concealed in the refrigerated trailer unit.
Two men, one in his 30s from the North and another in his 50s from Co Louth, were questioned in relation to the seizure.
The Revenue said files on the case were being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
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