Adams welcomes fuel-laundering raids
March 13, 2013
Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams has welcomed today’s significant raids, north and south, by the Garda and PSNI and Revenue and Customs bodies against fuel-laundering criminals.
Teachta Adams said:
“Last Friday Sinn Féin Councillors Edel Corrigan and Jim Loughran, and I met senior Garda for North Louth in Dundalk.
The meeting discussed a range of matters including fuel laundering by criminal gangs in the north Louth area. We had also met the PSNI several months ago and raised the same issue with them.
Fuel laundering costs both states tens of millions each year but it also leaves behind a toxic sludge which presents a significant environmental threat to people living in the area.
While I welcome today’s action by the Garda, PSNI and Revenue and Customs bodies there is a widespread public concern, which I share, at the lack of convictions that have occurred arising from the discovery of fuel laundering plants in the past.”