SPEICALIST teams were out in force to try to track down motorists using illegal diesel.
Officers from HM Revenue and Customs team made 58 fuel checks on Hyndburn Road, in Accrington last Tuesday. No illegal fuel was found.
Graham Forbes of HMRC Special Investigations, said: "Some people see fuel fraud as a harmless scam or fiddle; it's not.
"It's a highly organised crime that costs the UK about ?350m a year. It encourages drivers to cheat themselves, and rip off honest neighbours businesses who pay for legitimate, duty paid fuel.
"HMRC is determined to stamp out this trade, by undertaking regular, high profile checks to remind those involved in this crime that we are looking out for them. In this joint exercise we checked any type of vehicle capable of running on illegal fuel and are pleased locally motorists are not taking the risk."
HMRC is keen to speak to members of the public who have information that could help stamp out the illegal fuel trade. Anyone with information is asked to call 0800 59 5000.