Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
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No Tolerance For Fake Wines

By Susanne Kuehne
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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis

City officials in a UK city crack down on illicit alcohol.

Fraudsters, take notice: The Hull City Council’s Trading Standards Team confiscated several hundred bottles of fake wine that imitated a well-known brand. Fortunately, in this case, the counterfeit wines did not pose a risk to human health, however, illicit alcoholic beverages can be dangerous. Hull’s city officials are taking this very seriously and set up a hotline where citizens can report fraud cases.

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  1. Hull CC News (June 16, 2021) “Hundreds of bottles of fake wine seized”. Hull CC News.

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