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,…

April 28, 2017 Kingston, Jamaica The Jamaican Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime (C-TOC) Branch conducted a series of raids aimed at counterfeit goods. Counterfeit goods such as sneakers, CD’s, DVD’s Handbags and household appliances have become billion dollar a year industry on the Island.  The investigators found substantial amounts of all the items they were suspecting…

April 15, 2017 Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia The police in Krasnoyarsk Krai may have been a little tipsy when they raided a basement operation that was producing an extremely large amount of fake vodka. The police spokesman ventured to guess that it was the largest fake operation busted in the region if not the entire country.…

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…

Shunyi, China – March 10, 2017 Detectives watched a transaction occur between two drivers on a remote part of Airport East Road and followed the cars drive away. One car led them to Hejinying, Gaoliying where they discovered a workshop that was re bottling cheap wholesale baijiu liquor into the coveted Yanghe Classic Blue bottles. At this…