August 29,2017 – Xiangyang, China The Xiangyang police began to investigate when suspicions were aroused by the inconsistency of wine bottles that were appearing in alcohol and tobacco shops throughout the city. The bottles in question were domestic wine – Changyu, which along with the Great Wall brand are often a target of fraudulent fake…

Fake Alcohol comes in Many Varieties The Substitution Game The substitution game has been around since the beginning of taverns. The unscrupulous bartender or owner will save empty bottles of higher end liquors and refill them a brand they can buy for less. In today’s world vodka is one of the most common liquors that…

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…

On July 19, 2017, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Officers (HMRC) raided a fake vodka factory in Aintree, outside of Liverpool. During the raid, the HRMC discovered a Vodka bottling operation, including a 1000-liter drum suspected of containing fake vodka, a bottling machine, cases of fake bottles, labels and caps. The fake vodka was being bottled…

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…

July 29, 2017 – Texas Border The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) regulates alcohol throughout Texas from the manufacturing process through the wholesale distribution and into the retail establishments. In recent years their resources have had to switch to monitoring the border with Mexico because of a constant flow of fake alcohol being smuggled into…

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…

Jakarta, Indonesia On May 4, 2017, the Tangerang Metro Resort Police raided fake alcohol production near Duren Villa Housing, Karang Tengah Sub-district, Tangerang City. where they uncovered an alcohol production facility in a hidden room. The Tangerang Metro Police Chief Senior Commissioner of Police Harry Kurniawan explained the location, ‘The location is in the room,…