Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
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Arrest These Truffatori Di Bevande!

By Susanne Kuehne
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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis

A large number of fake alcohol bottles have been seized in Italy.

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Italian law enforcement keeps cracking down on fraudulent and illegal activities, like in this latest case of fake alcoholic beverage distribution and sales. About 5,500 bottles were seized and samples were investigated in the lab, revealing substances unfit for human consumption, and endangering human health. The fraudulent products displayed labels of well-known alcoholic beverage brands.


  1. Redazione. (June 25, 2021). “Bevande alcoliche con sostanze pericolose: sequestrate 5500 bottiglie a Cerignola, a rischio l’incolumità delle personeFoggia Today.


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