Northern Ireland

Woman arrested as County Armagh fuel plant found

Fuel plant Image copyright Customs
Image caption The plant was found during a search of domestic premises in on Tuesday

A 55-year-old woman has been arrested after a laundering plant capable of producing nearly 3.6m litres of illicit fuel a year was discovered in County Armagh.

The plant was found during a search of domestic premises on Tuesday.

HM Revenue and Customs said the plant was capable of evading over £2m in lost duty and taxes

Four tonnes of toxic waste were removed from the site and plant machinery was seized.

A Customs spokesman said they could not be more specific as to where in County Armagh the plant was.