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Couple charged with laundering waste offences

December 1, 2014

A Crossmaglen couple has been charged with a number of waste and contaminated land offences relating to fuel laundering, police have said.

A 48-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman were arrested in relation to a quantity of waste found at a fuel laundering plant on the Culloville Road, Crossmaglen on 15th July.  The pair were subsequently charged with failing to furnish a written description of waste upon transfer, failure to comply with Art 27 notice, failure to transfer waste to authorised carrier, keeping controlled waste in a manner likely to cause pollution, treating controlled waste in a manner likely to cause pollution, unlawful deposit of waste and unlawfully keeping controlled waste.

They will appear before Newry Magistrates’ Court on 17th December.

The charges follow an investigation as part of an ongoing joint working protocol between PSNI and Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

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