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Fuel Laundering...Part Duex


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More than 300 members of the PSNI, Garda, Revenue and Customs, the Irish Defence Forces and the British Army were involved in the raid, which centred on the suspected fuel laundering activities of the former IRA chief-of-staff.
IRA chief Thomas 'Slab' Murphy quizzed after airborne swoops on frontier
- BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

PSNI and Garda cooperated in dawn raids at about 20 addresses in the Republic and three in Crossmaglen.

The DUP MP for North Antrim said: “For there to have been not one single arrest is a complete embarrassment.”

In January, a leading investigator with HMRC made headlines when he made a similar complaint that, over the last 10 years, no one in the Province has been jailed for fuel smuggling.
Anger at lack of arrests after major illegal fuel busts - Headlines - Belfast Newsletter

Fuel laundering and smuggling costs the governments on both sides of the border tens of millions annually.

In Northern Ireland, the latest estimates from HMRC suggest the UK government lost about £70m in revenue in 2012.

That is a lot of money, but considerably less than the estimates of about £250m back in 2006.

In the Republic of Ireland, according to figures reported by a Dail committee that investigated the issue, the authorities lose about 150m euro each year.
BBC News - Fuel laundering 'costs tens of millions' to governments

More than 14 tonnes of toxic waste have been removed from an industrial unit in south Armagh after the discovery of a diesel laundering plant.

Customs and police officers searched the units in the Jonesborough area on Wednesday morning.

They discovered large underground tanks being used to launder green diesel.

The plant, capable of producing 25 million litres of illicit fuel, evading over £18m in taxes and duty a year, was dismantled.
BBC News - Underground fuel plant dismantled in south Armagh


The last OP was pulled lest moi offended someone... one wonders why there has been no convictions in the last ten years despite score of 'successful' operations...
 


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For a moment there I thought the bould Bridges had his thread-starting rights restored

I also thought they'd finally caught Slab :(
 

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With the ever increasing, rip off prices of fuel..... I'm not surprised there are so many illegal fuel plants popping up around Ireland as a whole...I see one is in Jonesborough. Heh.... I have a good idea what that one was.

But yea, we pay over 60% tax on fuel. I think the government should be the ones arrested instead.
 

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With the ever increasing, rip off prices of fuel..... I'm not surprised there are so many illegal fuel plants popping up around Ireland as a whole...I see one is in Jonesborough. Heh.... I have a good idea what that one was.

But yea, we pay over 60% tax on fuel. I think the government should be the ones arrested instead.



It's not rip off, you goons pay it without objection, 10 bucks a gallon here would mean Armegeddon
 

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With the ever increasing, rip off prices of fuel..... I'm not surprised there are so many illegal fuel plants popping up around Ireland as a whole...I see one is in Jonesborough. Heh.... I have a good idea what that one was.

But yea, we pay over 60% tax on fuel. I think the government should be the ones arrested instead.
Good point. Iff the government wants to do away with this market why not just reduce taxes of fuel? Helps the homeowner, drivers, farmers, consumers.....
 

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Good point. Iff the government wants to do away with this market why not just reduce taxes of fuel? Helps the homeowner, drivers, farmers, consumers.....



Wise up pal, government needs the revenue to pay for the loyalist hate parades/bonfires etc etc.
 

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It's not rip off, you goons pay it without objection, 10 bucks a gallon here would mean Armegeddon
Aye but you need it at a cheap price to fuel those Yank Tanks y'all drive.

Your Motors over there weigh about 3 tonnes!
 

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Aye but you need it at a cheap price to fuel those Yank Tanks y'all drive.

Your Motors over there weigh about 3 tonnes!
That's because they don't demand fuel efficient motors. Or updated diesel fuel usage for that matter. They pay and receive that without objection.
 
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It's not rip off, you goons pay it without objection, 10 bucks a gallon here would mean Armegeddon
Wise up pal, government needs the revenue to pay for the loyalist hate parades/bonfires etc etc.
Any excuse to attack Loyalism, even if it is not connected to Loyalism..

Fuel duty at 60% has nothing to do with Loyalism, Bonfires, Parades.... It's to do with greedy corporations and even greedier governments.

But yes, you Americans have it easy with fuel prices. I would gladly pay $3.50 a gallon...

We do not pay it without objection, I believe prices have been raised with the government a few times and they always seem to push the debate to 'Another time'... but how do you propose we object? We certainly can't walk into a petrol station and pay 40% of the total. This is the reason so many 'illegal' fuel plants are shooting up.. because people are using it as a form of protest and objection by using them, and not proper filling stations.
 

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Any excuse to attack Loyalism, even if it is not connected to Loyalism..

Fuel duty at 60% has nothing to do with Loyalism, Bonfires, Parades.... It's to do with greedy corporations and even greedier governments.

But yes, you Americans have it easy with fuel prices. I would gladly pay $3.50 a gallon...

We do not pay it without objection, I believe prices have been raised with the government a few times and they always seem to push the debate to 'Another time'... but how do you propose we object? We certainly can't walk into a petrol station and pay 40% of the total. This is the reason so many 'illegal' fuel plants are shooting up.. because people are using it as a form of protest and objection by using them, and not proper filling stations.
Just remember, if you or yours are called to jury duty and it's about someone beating the fuel tax, think hard before convicting. Defanging the States ability to punish "lawbreakers" like those illegal fuel plants is a good thing. It's the only way to send a message.
 

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That's because they don't demand fuel efficient motors. Or updated diesel fuel usage for that matter. They pay and receive that without objection.
Your motors, in your cars aren't anymore efficent, ye jus drive wee teeny kars. I coulda hardly fit in won las time eye waz there!
 

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Any excuse to attack Loyalism, even if it is not connected to Loyalism..

Fuel duty at 60% has nothing to do with Loyalism, Bonfires, Parades.... It's to do with greedy corporations and even greedier governments.

But yes, you Americans have it easy with fuel prices. I would gladly pay $3.50 a gallon...

We do not pay it without objection, I believe prices have been raised with the government a few times and they always seem to push the debate to 'Another time'... but how do you propose we object? We certainly can't walk into a petrol station and pay 40% of the total. This is the reason so many 'illegal' fuel plants are shooting up.. because people are using it as a form of protest and objection by using them, and not proper filling stations.
Did you expect anything less than a false sectarian claim? Petrol is 'cheaper' because they keep vehicles chugging it and the US federal government taxes diesel 25% higher to keep them guzzling petrol and otherwise inhibiting diesel efficiencies, courtesy starting with Reagan and kept that way by the right wingers' oil boys, etc, whilst filibustering Obama and Co from making inroads on improvements.

Then, the US Republican Party (GOP) does extra stuff like this clown Governor Corbett in Pennsylvania with the state's Republican party running the state's Congress, namely just enact a bill a couple weeks ago increasing petrol taxes by 28 cents and upwards per gallon and 20 cents higher per gallon of diesel, whilst upping the taxes --*ahem* they mean "fees"--on driver licensing, vehicle titling and registration, and a 6-times increase in traffic ticket fines and 'fees'.

In FOX News world, though, they're small government and for less tax and spending though, kind of like George W. Bush and the Republicans were too. Just because they say so makes it so. ;)
 

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Your motors, in your cars aren't anymore efficent, ye jus drive wee teeny kars. I coulda hardly fit in won las time eye waz there!
US motors often use more or less 60s and 70s technology in the big guzzlers, and it would be worse if the "conservative GOP" had its way by doing its best to block fuel efficiency measures. Global warming? Doesn't exist dontcha know. Regulations for better fuel? Goddamn socialism/communism dontcha know. You heard it on FOX first.
 
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Good. Long live the Slab.

Slan....
 

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Just remember, if you or yours are called to jury duty and it's about someone beating the fuel tax, think hard before convicting. Defanging the States ability to punish "lawbreakers" like those illegal fuel plants is a good thing. It's the only way to send a message.
If I ever am called for Jury Duty (please god, no) I will make my decision (to the best of my ability) based on evidence and law of the land. Regardless of personal opinion on how stupid laws are.
 

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If I ever am called for Jury Duty (please god, no) I will make my decision (to the best of my ability) based on evidence and law of the land. Regardless of personal opinion on how stupid laws are.
The right minded juror doing his sworn duty. :cool:
 

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