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…

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…

Bali, Indonesia – October 4, 2017 On the nightlife strips in Bali, the advertisements for alcoholic drinks seem unbelievable. Ads pushing Vodka and Coke for the equivalent of $1.10USD, free cocktails for ladies and 2 for the price of one drinks. They seem unbelievable because they are not true. Bali, and the rest of Indonesia…

United Kingdom – October 3, 2017 The United Kingdom, along with the rest of Europe continues to be plagued by fake alcohol containing methanol. This industrial alcohol derivative is commonly referred to as wood alcohol because it used to be mainly distilled from wood. It is a common and cheap alcohol used in industrial applications…

September 23,2017 -Scotland Senior Customs officials have announced that they are in the process of hunting fake alcohol makers in Scotland.  The proliferation of fake alcohol is sweeping the United Kingdom and has reached epidemic proportions. Customs officials revealed that as soon as they identify and shut down an illicit producer another sets up shop.…

Kolkata, India – September 23, 2017 The festival of Durga Puja in Kolkata was marred by Counterfeit Spirits in the form of Fake Alcohol.  The first tip off came to police from the red-light district of Sonagachi with reports of people falling ill after consuming alcohol. Enforcement Branch Officials could trace the purchases to the…

Surat, India – September 19, 2017 Police in Surat were directed to a scrap yard by an anonymous tip that was received concerning the production of spurious liquor. At the scrap yard the police raiding party found two suspects, Sushant and Yogesh both residents of Pasadena. Police believe that these two were only workers and…

September 16, 2017 Hull, England Graham Carlisle, landlord of The Ship Inn, in Anne Watson Street, East Hull, England went before the Hull Magistrates Court on September 15, 2017 to admit guilt for serving fake Jägermeister. The charges were filed on January 6, 2017. The Ship Inn had a vending machine that dispensed the fake…

Northumberland County, England September-7-2017 The Trading Standards Officers have seized many bottles of fake vodka from Pubs throughout Northumberland Pubs. The fake vodka, when analyzed, showed that it contained industrial alcohol.  Industrial alcohol is distilled ethyl alcohol, dangerous and deadly when consumed. Ethyl alcohol is produced for use as a sterilizer and cleaner. It is…

August 31, 2017 The police in Riau, Indonesia along with the regional prosecutor watched as heavy machinery was used to destroy over 18,000 liters of fake alcohol that was seized in a raid. The demolished fake alcohol represented imitations of the most famous brands of liquor along with lesser known brands. Even with all the…