Northern Ireland

Officers seize 2,000 litres of fuel in north Armagh

Petrol pump

HM Revenue and Customs officers have seized 2,000 litres of suspected laundered diesel in County Armagh.

The fuel was discovered after a van carrying two plastic tanks was stopped by police on the M1 motorway near Lurgan.

A sample of the fuel has been sent for chemical analysis.

A 34-year-old man was arrested and later released on bail after being interviewed by Revenue and Customs officers.

John Whiting of HM Revenue and Customs said: "The production of illicit fuels is organised fraud, robbing taxpayers of millions each year in unpaid duty and VAT as well as the waste by-product damaging the environment.