Updated: Major oil laundering plant discovered in Castlefin

An oil laundering plant has been uncovered by customs officers in Castlefin in Co Donegal.

It had the capacity to launder around three million litres of fuel per year with a potential loss to the exchequer of 1.3 million euro a year.

Customs seized 12,000 litres of laundered fuel, a lorry, a van and a car at the plant.

Three men from the North were arrested and are being detained at Letterkenny Garda Station.

Shaun Kellagher is Revenue Customs Enforcement Manager for the border region - he says the laundered oil was destined for the Donegal market: