Macedonian Police Seize Counterfeit Alcoholic Drinks

Dec 22 2009 - 14:42

In a major police operation called Aperitif, conducted in a number of cities throughout Macedonia over the last seven months, hundreds of liters of counterfeit alcoholic drinks have been seized and criminal charges pressed against eight producers.

During the search of 21 residential and business premises, the police discovered counterfeit Tsantali ouzo, Smirnoff, Absolut, Vigor and Baltic vodka, Badel brandy and Ballantine’s whiskey.

In addition to organizing illegal production, the detained individuals also printed bottle labels of various well-known alcohol brands without authorization from the rights holders.

For more information, please contact Aleksandra Noveska in our Macedonia office.

Source: Macedonia Dnevnik News

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