East Rutherford, NJ – July 14, 2018 FanDuel Group opened their first SportsBook at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ this morning. The sports book accepted its first legal bet in North Jersey just before 11am. Honorary first bets were placed by State Senators and former New Jersey Governor Richard Codey. The Meadowlands which…

July 1, 2018 – Jersey City, New Jersey, USA The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), issued a report ‘Alcohol in the Shadow Economy’ in June 2018. IARD is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing harmful drinking and promoting responsible drinking. The Washington, DC based organization is supported by member companies from the alcohol industry. The…

June 29, 2018 – Dhanusha, India According to local police in Dhanusha, 10 people were overcome by alcohol poisoning after consuming liquor purchased from various shops in the Lakkad area of Kamala Municipality. Police announced that six of the victims died from alcohol poisoning after consuming the spurious liquor. The named deceased ranged in age…

June 18, 2018 – Sydney, Australia Two investigative reporters in Australia, Riley Stuart and Greg Miskelly filed freedom of information requests to pursue a lead concerning fake imported scotch and tequila being sold in liquor stores throughout Australia. Publishing their findings on ABC Australia, the documents obtained by the reporters confirm that several Australian companies…

May 13, 2018 – Guadalajara, Mexico As reported in Mexico News Daily, Federal Prosecutors aided by the Criminal Investigation Agency raided a warehouse in the El Álamo industrial park based on a compliant filed by the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT). Upon entering the production facility housed inside the industrial park warehouse, investigators seized two…

May 12, 2018 – Songkhla, Thailand Following a prolonged investigation, soldiers, police, and local officials raided a two-story townhouse in Hat Yai, a municipality know as a shopping destination. The busy commercial sectors of Hat Yai are interspersed with middle and middle-class housing developments and units. The Ratdamari Road raid was conducted on a two-story…

Kfar Bara, Israel – April 26, 2018 Acting on a tip, Israeli Border Police executed a raid in the small town of Kfar Bara in pursuit of a fake alcohol factory. Entering the building, once used as a hanger, Israeli Border Police found a large fake alcohol factory. Among the dust and debris, police found…

April 20, 2018 – West Java, Indonesia Responding to a massive surge in deaths from alcohol poisoning throughout Indonesia in April, West Java Police have announced the arrest of a suspected fake alcohol producer. West Java Police general crime investigation department director Sr. Comr. Umar Surya Fana confirmed that his personnel assisted in the arrest…

Jakarta, Indonesia – April 19, 2018 On the heels of a surge in bootleg liquor deaths, the National Police Deputy Director Comr. Gen. Syafruddin has directed all regional Police Chiefs to put Bootleg Liquor at the top of their priority list. The Deputy Chief is mandating that local Police Chiefs are to take proactive steps…

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