December 5, 2017 – Mutuati, Meru County, Kenya Meru County is the sixth largest urban center in Kenya, home to an estimated 1.4 million people. The most populous city is Meru, the county seat. Throughout the County there are towns surrounded by farms and homesteads. Agents from the Anti-Counterfeit Agency along with Police Officers from…

November 30, 2017 – County Louth, Ireland A Gardai farm raid produced a harvest of fake alcohol on November 29,2017. The Irish Tax and Customs Revenue Division announced in a Press Release the successful conclusion of a joint operation of Revenue Officers and armed Gardai from the town of Dundalk on a farm in County…

Fake Branded Liquor Cases November 29,2017 – Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia The gated community of Goodview Heights, in Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia is billed as a holistic township. It is a planned development that features upper middle-class apartments, condominiums and single-family residents, complete with retail and office space. The idyllic silence of this secured community was shattered…

November 27, 2017 – Heyuan, Guangdong, China Twenty-two people were reported poisoned by Counterfeit Alcohol in China at the Muse Bar in the sprawling city of Heyuan. Thirteen people were hospitalized with four still unconscious and being treated in the ICU. It has been determined by tests that all twenty-two people were poisoned by methanol…

November 10, 2017 – Elektrougli, Russia – Elektrougli is a town of 20,000 people located 22 miles east of Moscow and serviced by the Moscow- Nizhny Novgorod Railway. The urbanized town of Elektrougli was chartered in 1956. While maintaining its small-town appeal it is filled with thriving manufacturing facilities and warehouses. On the outskirts of…

November 16, 2017 – Shanghi, China Based on complaints from Treasury Wine Estates, the official distributor of Penfolds wine from Australia, the Chinese police launched an investigation into wine offered for sale at a discount on Alibaba’s online flea market Taobao. The complaint by Treasury Wine Estates was filed with Alibaba after an Executive noticed…

November 8, 2017 – Walvis Bay, Namibia Namibian Customs officials in conjunction with Walvis Bay Municipal Authorities were presented with the problem of disposing of the largest counterfeit alcohol seizure this year. Last month as part of a World Custom Organization initiative that included nineteen Customs Administration and Ports in Africa, the Namibian Customs Agency…

Walvis Bay, Namibia – October 30,2017 Customs Officials in the Port City of Walvis Bay, Namibia halted a shipment of Fake Alcohol Brands Exported from USA via Dubai. The destination of the liquor shipment was Zimbabwe. As reported by The Namibian, the shipment was stopped as part of a larger International Customs Operation by The…

Franklin County, NY – October 12, 2017 In Franklin County New York, the esteemed bourbon brand, Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon, in conjunction with their partner, Buffalo Trace Distillery were instrumental in a successful prosecution of a liquor counterfeiter. When faced with charges that could result in a jail term, the counterfeiter pled guilty to the…

Hyderabad, India – October 9,2017 Three people were arrested by the Telangana Prohibition and Excise Department’s State Task Force (STF) after seizing 325 bottles of spurious liquor. One of the accused was tasked with obtaining the counterfeit liquor bottles, labels and caps from Mumbai. The counterfeit packaging represented high end imported liquor brands including, The…