Ballyleague fuel merchant protests his innocence after fuel seizure

A Ballyleague fuel merchant is protesting his innocence this week after Customs and Excise seized his petrol and diesel supply last Thursday afternoon, when it emerged that he did not have a Mineral Oil Traders Licence to trade in fuel sales.

A Ballyleague fuel merchant is protesting his innocence this week after Customs and Excise seized his petrol and diesel supply last Thursday afternoon, when it emerged that he did not have a Mineral Oil Traders Licence to trade in fuel sales.

Joe Cribben, Topline Service Station was approached by Custom and Excise officials who ordered him to cease trading and then proceeded to seize the fuel from the pumps.

“I have been treated very unfairly and I am innocent,” Mr Cribben told the Leader.

To read this story in full, see this week’s Longford Leader.