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One arrest in Fermanagh poteen raid

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
A still in the illegal poteen factory (Pic: HMRC)
A still in the illegal poteen factory (Pic: HMRC)

A Fermanagh man has been arrested after a poteen still was found at a premises in Lisnaskea.

Last Friday the 61-year-old was arrested after HMRC and the PSNI uncovered 2,500 litres of alcohol.

Half a ton of sugar and over 50kg of yeast was found as well as a generator and hundreds of empty bottles. 

                                                                    Pic: HMRC

Steve Tracey of the Fraud Investigation Service at HMRC said: “The unregulated production of alcohol is clearly a very dangerous activity, and those consuming it would have no idea exactly what they were drinking.

“Anyone offered cheap alcohol should be wary.”