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,…

May 3, 2017 Ontario, Canada A distillery mistake has led to the recall of 654 bottles of Georgian Bay Vodka from the shelves of retailers by order of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). What led to the recall was the discovery that the vodka distilled by the Georgian Bay Gin Company was twice…

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 25,2017 – The Hague, Netherlands The just concluded operation that saw more than 50,000 inspections of shops, markets, airports, seaports and industrial warehouses seized over 26 million liters of beverages and 13 million food items throughout the 61 countries involved.OPSON VI is a joint venture by Europol and Interpol that targets the counterfeit food…

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.…

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Following a tip and surveillance the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) under the direction of enforcement chief Kamaruddin Mohammad Yassin raided a bungalow in Petaling Jaya, a major Malaysian city, and uncovered a counterfeit liquor operation. The KPDNKK found no suspects in the bungalow at the time of the raid…

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…

Kuta, Bali March 27,2017 A 38-year-old mother staying at a luxury resort, Peppers Seminyak on the island of Bali apparently died of alcohol poisoning after drinking 27 Shots of Vodka within a few hours. Jean Simmons, identified as a mother of 5 from Mossman in Queensland, Australia was on Holiday with two other women. The…

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…