TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of running an illegal waste site in Flintshire.
Officers from Natural Resources Wales, supported by North Wales Police, found evidence of a large-scale waste operation during a raid yesterday morning.
This will be used in potential legal action against the operators of the company which is suspected of operating without an environmental permit.
The two people arrested have been bailed pending further enquiries.
Tim Jones from Natural Resources Wales said: “We are working closely with North Wales Police to crack down on illegal waste activity across North Wales.
“This type of crime is not only dangerous to the environment but it could also pose a risk to local communities, as well as undermining legitimate waste businesses.
“Operations like this will send out a message that waste crime will not be tolerated.”
Natural Resources Wales is yet to confirm exactly where in Flintshire the waste operation was taking place.
Waste crime is a serious problem costing businesses, landowners and tax payers millions of pounds every year.
It also causes significant harm to the environment, human health and wildlife.
Anybody who suspects illegal waste activity in their area should report it via Natural Resources Wales incident hotline on 0800 807060.