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Tag Archives: Lincolnshire

• Unintended consequences. Counterfeit booze recycled to make electricity

Unintended consequences. Counterfeit booze recycled to make electricity

Counterfeit alcohol seized by Trading Standards from across Lincolnshire is being recycled to generate electricity, in a project thought to be the first of its kind in the country. 8 tonnes of illegal alcohol has been seized by Trading Standards since March 2011. The counterfeit booze is being sent to a recycling plant in Sheffield, […]

• £1bn fake booze scam exposed when vodka distillery explodes

£1bn fake booze scam exposed when vodka distillery explodes

A VODKA distillery which exploded – killing five men – is suspected of being part of a fake booze industry worth £1billion a year. A Mirror investigation has revealed international crime gangs are behind the lucrative trade in imitation wines and spirits, which can be poisonous. David Bolt, of the International Federation of Spirits Producers, […]