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'Illicit' fuel plants dismantled in Peterhead

Two "illicit bio-diesel production plants" have been dismantled in Peterhead, HM Revenue and Customs has said.

Grampian Police and HMRC raided the sites, close to the town centre, on Thursday.

Officers seized nearly 4,000 litres of illicit fuel, 750 litres of methanol, 200 litres of kerosene, pumps, equipment and business records.

Two men were questioned by HMRC and investigations are continuing.

Graeme Anderson, assistant director of HMRC specialist investigations, said: "Illegal bio-diesel sites and those involved are creating a cheap and unregulated supply that honest producers cannot compete with."

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