December 5, 2017 – Mutuati, Meru County, Kenya Meru County is the sixth largest urban center in Kenya, home to an estimated 1.4 million people. The most populous city is Meru, the county seat. Throughout the County there are towns surrounded by farms and homesteads. Agents from the Anti-Counterfeit Agency along with Police Officers from…

November 30, 2017 – County Louth, Ireland A Gardai farm raid produced a harvest of fake alcohol on November 29,2017. The Irish Tax and Customs Revenue Division announced in a Press Release the successful conclusion of a joint operation of Revenue Officers and armed Gardai from the town of Dundalk on a farm in County…

Fake Branded Liquor Cases November 29,2017 – Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia The gated community of Goodview Heights, in Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia is billed as a holistic township. It is a planned development that features upper middle-class apartments, condominiums and single-family residents, complete with retail and office space. The idyllic silence of this secured community was shattered…

November 10, 2017 – Elektrougli, Russia – Elektrougli is a town of 20,000 people located 22 miles east of Moscow and serviced by the Moscow- Nizhny Novgorod Railway. The urbanized town of Elektrougli was chartered in 1956. While maintaining its small-town appeal it is filled with thriving manufacturing facilities and warehouses. On the outskirts of…

November 16, 2017 – Shanghi, China Based on complaints from Treasury Wine Estates, the official distributor of Penfolds wine from Australia, the Chinese police launched an investigation into wine offered for sale at a discount on Alibaba’s online flea market Taobao. The complaint by Treasury Wine Estates was filed with Alibaba after an Executive noticed…

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…

September 25, 2017 – Wausau, Wisconsin Working off anonymous tip, Revenue Agents for the State of Wisconsin began an investigation at the Mountain Lanes Family Fun Center in May 2017. In 1960, Mountain Lanes opened as a 24-lane bowling alley and has been a fixture in Wausau. The original owners began leasing the premises and…

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.…

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…