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…

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…

Kfar Bara, Israel – April 26, 2018 Acting on a tip, Israeli Border Police executed a raid in the small town of Kfar Bara in pursuit of a fake alcohol factory. Entering the building, once used as a hanger, Israeli Border Police found a large fake alcohol factory. Among the dust and debris, police found…

April 11,2018 – Lagos, Nigeria As the result of Community tips, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, led a raid on a factory that was producing fake malt and stout drinks. Praising the confidence that the Police have received from the Community near Igbogbo Bayeku area of Ikorodu, the Chief noted that unsuspecting consumers…

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