Fuel Smuggling

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of smuggling of fuel into Northern Ireland.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

Law enforcement agencies in Northern Ireland and the Republic are actively engaged in a range of operations against fuel fraudsters. In recent weeks there have been a number of significant arrests with almost 30,000 litres of illegal fuel seized together with cash, lorries, cars and other equipment.

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