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Illegal waste costs pair £300,000

Two men from Fermangah, Northern Ireland, who admitted illegally transporting hundreds of tonnes of waste have had assets worth almost £300,000 confiscated.The court heard the scheme, which was exposed by a BBC Spotlight programme, was worth up to £3m.A BBC News report (27 February) said that Cyril McGuinness and Cormac McCaffrey admitted 22 charges relating to the illegal transport of waste.Both men received suspended prison sentences.