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HCM City authorities uncover fake beer racket

Update: April, 13/2015 - 11:31


Scene of fake beer production. Long and his accomplices produce between 600-800 bottles of fake beer daily. — Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — The HCM City division of economic crimes and management positions investigation (PC46) has detained five persons for allegedly producing fake beer in Tan Phu District, HCM City.

On April 10, the authorities caught Tran Phu Long, 33, and four others -- Tran Van Nam, 30; Phan Van Ly Em, 29; Tran Van Nghiem, 19; and 17-year-old Tran Thi My Tien -- in the act of producing fake beer in a surprise raid at a house located at 378/1A Thoai Ngoc Hau Road, Phu Thanh Ward.

All five persons are residents of An Giang Province.

The authorities seized nearly 6,800 empty bottles, 1,600 fake beer-filled bottles, 6.8kg of bottle caps and a truck, besides several other materials used for producing fake beer.

The police are investigating the case further. — VNS

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