On August 23, 2017. The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine announced raids at six state distilleries in Vinnytsia, Sumy, Ternopil and Kharkiv regions that are not part of Ukrspyrt, the State-owned liquor producing enterprise. The State Fiscal Service was ostensibly looking for tax evasion, and income diversion, instead they discovered the makings of an underground…

August 22, 2017 Agents from the Irish Tax and Customs ‘Revenue’ department seized over 130 gallons of tainted alcohol. The counterfeit booze included: Sangria, Beer and Wine. The retail value of the seized fake alcohol was estimated at $8,000 USD. The illicit shipment of alcohol was found in Dublin Port and was hidden inside a consignment…

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 Mexican Government began a series of raids targeting reports of tainted and fake alcohol at Resorts on Friday August 11, 2017. The raids were announced on Monday August 14, 2017 by the Authorities in Mexico. The result of the raids was the confiscation of 10, 000 gallons of illicit alcohol from 31 establishments including…

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…

First Cancun now Detroit… High end hotels, bars, and restaurants just don’t seem to understand that liquor fraud is plain stupid and a public health hazard. Michigan Liquor Enforcement released the details of the charges and violations that resulted in a fine for the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Detroit. The most concerning of…

Smirnoff Vodka because of its popularity and affordable price has been a popular premium brand for alcohol counterfeiters. These fake or refilled bottles pose a potentially deadly public health risk. The vodka is made illegally and can have deadly methanol alcohol as a result of improper distilling and additives. A top rated Indian restaurant in…

Dangkoa, Cambodia –  July 27,2017 The proceeds from two non-descript raids in early July resulted in the seizure of 915 cases of what Authorities termed as fake beer. The Deputy Chief of Interior Ministry’s Anti- Economic Crimes Department, Long Sreng announced that the 200 boxes of Corona Beer and 715 boxes of Budweiser Beer were…

It is a thought that has crossed the minds of anyone that has been lucky enough to spend time at an exotic all-inclusive resort. How are all these ‘premium’ drinks, shots, cocktails included? As SafeProof.org has made it a mission to track and report illegal liquor activity in the states it should come at no…

Dunedin, New Zealand – July 23, 2017 Richard Gray began innocently enough making his own beer from his one room flat in a part of town where fast food restaurants flourished. He soon branched out and began making whiskey, bourbon and vodka. His room now had a sign that said, “Gray’s Takeaways, Alcohol will not…