A laundering plant capable of producing more than 9.1 million litres of illicit fuel a year and potentially evading around £5.9m in taxes and duty has been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Officers from HMRC and the Police Service of Northern Ireland searched premises in the Kilnasaggart Road area of South Armagh and discovered the laundering plant inside an agricultural shed. Officers also found more than 10 tonnes of toxic waste at the site.

Officers also seized pumps other laundering equipment and two commercial vehicles.