Caloocan, Philippines The Northern Police District (NPD) Director BGen. Ronaldo Ylagan announced on Friday the arrest of three citizens for manufacturing fake isopropyl alcohol. Along with the arrest of Bea Angela Acosta, 21, of Sta. Quiteria, Caloocan as well as Ronnel Almojuela, 24; and Christian Roa, 27, both from Valenzuela City, police confiscated P800,000 (approximately…

Phnom Penh, Cambodia                                                     Wamin Li, 53, a Chinese businessman who is the owner of company which imports and distributes alcohol today made his first court appearance. Mr. Li was charged in Phnom Penh Municipal Court with selling more than 4,000 liters of fake alcohol throughout the capital. Li was charged with ““selling and distributing prohibited…

Tel Aviv, Israel On August 15, 2019 the State of Israel Ministry of Health (The Ministry) issued a Press Release warning the public of dangerously high levels of methanol found in retail liquor offered for sale in supermarkets and kiosks throughout the Country. The most recent advisory issued by the Ministry of Health cited four…

September 18, 2018 – Sungai Buloh, Malaysia Hospitals around Kuala Lumpur had a sudden influx of patients from fake alcohol poisonings believed to be caused from the consumption of liquor in branded bottles of Mandalay Whisky, Kingfisher Beer and Grand Royal Whisky. In a statement by Selangor Police Chief Mazlan Mansor announcing the incident he…

August 9, 2018 – Athens, Greece On August 8, 2018 the tourism board of Greece announced a concerted effort using police officers accompanied by scientists to root out the use of industrial methanol alcohol in making drinks for tourists. Reacting to the recently reported case of 17 teenagers who were treated for methanol alcohol poisoning…

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…

August 1, 2018 – Madrid, Spain The Guardia Civil (Spanish Guard) in Spain is certainly living up to its name by guarding Spaniards from consuming fake Alcohol. On July 31, 2018, Euro Weekly News in a story filed by Dilip Kuner, it was reported than due diligence by the Spanish Guard led to the seizure…

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 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…

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