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.…

Kolkata, India – September 23, 2017 The festival of Durga Puja in Kolkata was marred by Counterfeit Spirits in the form of Fake Alcohol.  The first tip off came to police from the red-light district of Sonagachi with reports of people falling ill after consuming alcohol. Enforcement Branch Officials could trace the purchases to the…

Fake Alcohol comes in Many Varieties The Substitution Game The substitution game has been around since the beginning of taverns. The unscrupulous bartender or owner will save empty bottles of higher end liquors and refill them a brand they can buy for less. In today’s world vodka is one of the most common liquors that…

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…

March 7, 2017 – Shanghai, China Police in Shanghai seized over 20,000 bottles of fake Carlo Rossi in a raid on a distribution warehouse that was blended in with legitimate food warehouses. The fake wine came to the attention of police during routine inspections of shops that sold wine. They were seizing bottles of Carlo…

March 2, 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey The Izmir Police Headquarters announced the results of an investigation that began three months ago on a tip from confidential sources. Officials said that they began a raid and seizure operation on February 28, 2017 and completed it on March 1, 2017. The result of the two-day operation was…