Checkpoints mounted across Inishowen as Revenue cracks down on unregistered vehicles
Customs have seized twenty vehicles following a series of checkpoints in Inishowen.
Revenue confirmed that the latest VRT crackdown also resulted in three warnings to drivers while one detection was made for the “misuse of marked mineral oil as auto diesel”.
Checkpoints were mounted on Thursday outside St. Mary’s Hall, Muff, at the Rock Bar, Muff and close to Bridgend National School, where parents were collecting schoolchildren in the afternoon.
It is understood there were also checkpoints in the Lifford area as part of the operation on Friday.
In Muff on Thursday morning, several customs officers pulled in hundreds of Northern-registered vehicles, questioning drivers travelling in the direction of Derry city.
While, at the same time, a quartet of Revenue officials was stopping cars at the nearby Rock Bar, some two miles outside the village.
Many motorists complained that customs demanded roadside payment penalties before releasing unregistered vehicles.
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