Counterfeit Alcohol Shop Discovered in Bulgaria

Jan 20 2010 - 11:37

On January 9, 2010, a team of Bulgarian customs and police officials raided a Sofia shop where counterfeit alcohol was produced and poured into bottles bearing the labels of popular whiskey and vodka brands.

During the search of a shop rented by a 31-year-old Lebanese citizen, the officials discovered 300 liters of whiskey stored in plastic gallons and 1,500 sealed bottles of whiskey and vodka, bearing the labels of Chivas Regal, Johnny Walker, Jack Daniel’s, Absolut and Finlandia.

Bottling equipment, empty bottles, corks, essences and thousands of fake bottle labels were also found at the shop.

For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic in our Balkan Regional Office.

Source: Novinite (Sofia News Agency)

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