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Pulling the Plug (Cork) on Wine Fraud

Authorities in Cork, Ireland, discover large amount of counterfeit wine: Tax officials in the Irish city of Cork (!) seized almost 25,000 liters of counterfeit wine, the equivalent of 33,000 bottles. The wine is valued over $360K, which also results in a significant loss in alcohol tax revenue. Investigations are still ongoing in what is the largest seizure of counterfeit wine in the past five years. The container passed through the terminal in Cork from the Netherlands and was discovered during an official operation that targets illicit alcohol sales.

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Picture Credit Susanne Kuehne

Posted on 29 March 2021