Wednesday 22 November 2017

Oil laundering plant is raided

An oil laundering plant that could produce 12 million litres of illegal fuel a year has been uncovered in Co Louth.

Officers from Revenue's Customs Service and gardai made the find in Courtbane, Hackballscross, last night.

Two men in their late 20s were arrested -- one with a Dublin address and the other a home in Northern Ireland.

The plant, which was found hidden behind a curtain in a 40ft trailer, could cost the exchequer an estimated ¤6m a year.

Protester killed in Bahrain clash

A detainee has died after being taken into custody during clashes between security forces and Shiite-led protesters, Bahrain authorities said.

Today's statement by the Interior Ministry said public prosecutors are investigating the death.

About 40 people have died in nearly a year of non-stop unrest between Bahrain's Sunni monarchy and the island kingdom's majority Shiites seeking a greater voice in government affairs.

The detainee was taken to hospital and accused of "vandalism".

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