August 22, 2017 Agents from the Irish Tax and Customs ‘Revenue’ department seized over 130 gallons of tainted alcohol. The counterfeit booze included: Sangria, Beer and Wine. The retail value of the seized fake alcohol was estimated at $8,000 USD. The illicit shipment of alcohol was found in Dublin Port and was hidden inside a consignment…

August 9,2017 – Newcastle, England Shopkeeper Najeb Kosar, proprietor of J & A Mini Market located at 813-815 Welbeck Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne UK faced the magistrates for liquor violations regarding selling fake vodka.  Mr. Kosar faces a license revocation as the result of being found guilty of offering for sale counterfeit liquor. In December…

The counterfeit liquor industry is growing by the day.  The scourge of Asia has made its way across the EU, down to South America and throughout the USA. It is not a new phenomenon for bars, clubs, lounges, resorts and casinos to try to boost their alcohol sales nor their profits, what is new is…

August 11, 2017 – Birkenhead, UK Mailvaganam Sathakaran, a shopkeeper in Birkenhead, was found guilty by a jury of the Liverpool Crown Court in relation to charges of selling fake vodka. The trail is the result of a raid with a search warrant on November 10,2015, Helen Richardson, Prosecutor informed the jury. Trading standards officer…

Dangkoa, Cambodia –  July 27,2017 The proceeds from two non-descript raids in early July resulted in the seizure of 915 cases of what Authorities termed as fake beer. The Deputy Chief of Interior Ministry’s Anti- Economic Crimes Department, Long Sreng announced that the 200 boxes of Corona Beer and 715 boxes of Budweiser Beer were…

June 8, 2017 – England The island of Zante in Greece is a popular travel destination for young Brits to party and spend their Holiday. Favoring Laganas Resort which caters to the 18-30-year-old crowd and has access to a strip lined with bars and nightclubs, young women from England flock to this island party paradise.…

June 1, 2017 -Dongguan, China Budweiser Beer, billed as the King of Beers by its manufacturer Anheuser-Busch wears the moniker of a blue-collar beer in the United States. In China, where beer consumption is still on the rise, Budweiser is a premium beer, with prices as high as $3.50 per can. Aware of China’s large…

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Following a tip and surveillance the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) under the direction of enforcement chief Kamaruddin Mohammad Yassin raided a bungalow in Petaling Jaya, a major Malaysian city, and uncovered a counterfeit liquor operation. The KPDNKK found no suspects in the bungalow at the time of the raid…

Duisberg, Germany – March 30.2017 The North Rhine-Westphalia Department of Consumer Protection announced that their agents seized over 1,000 bottles of liquid labeled as Diamond Vodka in a search that was conducted in February. Two men were arrested along with the seizure of the 1028 bottles after a search was conducted. The two men arrested…

On March 14, 2017, the HSE in Ireland issued alert concerning fake alcohol after a man was hospitalized with methanol poisoning. The liquor bottle in question is believed to have been a vodka bottle that was purchased in Ballymum according to the Gardai, the Irish State Police. A spokesman for the police reinterred that alcohol…