October 3, 2018 – Sepang, Malaysia On September 18, 2018 SafeProof.org reported on a story out of Sungai Buloh, Malaysia concerning a rash of poisonous methanol laced liquor which hospitalized hundreds and killed 15 as of that date. Today, October 3rd, 2018, the official death toll reported by the Malaysian Government stands at 45, with many…

August 15, 2018 – Jersey City, NJ USA Putting international politics aside the recent tariffs on USA alcohol exports will create one certain outcome: Fuel Counterfeit Alcohol Production. Supply, demand and pricing economics is no different for illicit products. This summers trade war with the European Union had already caused concern from Brown-Forman the maker…

August 1, 2018 – Tel Aviv, Israel The Department of Enforcement and Supervision of the Israeli Ministry of Health conducted a raid on a liquor warehouse in Holon after receiving a tip. The warehouse raided had a trading name of 5-Star Liquor located at 10 Bar Kochba, Holon, Israel. Cases of vodka bottles were seized…

July 1, 2018 – Jersey City, New Jersey, USA The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), issued a report ‘Alcohol in the Shadow Economy’ in June 2018. IARD is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing harmful drinking and promoting responsible drinking. The Washington, DC based organization is supported by member companies from the alcohol industry. The…

June 30, 2018 – Sydney, Australia The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), has filed suit in Australia against D’Aquino Bros Pty Ltd for trademark infringement and deceiving consumers by distributing alcoholic beverages labeled as scotch that were not scotch. The SWA is citing three brands bottled and distributed by D’Aquino Bros Pty Ltd. The brands named…

June 19, 2018 – Sydney, Australia Investigative journalists, Riley Stuart and Greg Miskelly, writing for ABC in Australia filed numerous freedom of information requests in pursuit of counterfeit alcohol stories.  One of the files they reviewed as part of their freedom of information filing tells the story of a million-dollar outback bootlegger.  The reporters pieced…

June 18, 2018 – Sydney, Australia Two investigative reporters in Australia, Riley Stuart and Greg Miskelly filed freedom of information requests to pursue a lead concerning fake imported scotch and tequila being sold in liquor stores throughout Australia. Publishing their findings on ABC Australia, the documents obtained by the reporters confirm that several Australian companies…

June 3, 2018 – Quanzhou City, China The Police in Quanzhou City are doing their part to ensure the safety of alcoholic beverages. In a three-prong raid, investigators were able to take down three counterfeit alcohol workshops along with 15 suspects. This was not a sophisticated counterfeit alcohol scheme, even though police estimated that the…

May 13, 2018 – Guadalajara, Mexico As reported in Mexico News Daily, Federal Prosecutors aided by the Criminal Investigation Agency raided a warehouse in the El Álamo industrial park based on a compliant filed by the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT). Upon entering the production facility housed inside the industrial park warehouse, investigators seized two…

May 12, 2018 – Songkhla, Thailand Following a prolonged investigation, soldiers, police, and local officials raided a two-story townhouse in Hat Yai, a municipality know as a shopping destination. The busy commercial sectors of Hat Yai are interspersed with middle and middle-class housing developments and units. The Ratdamari Road raid was conducted on a two-story…

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