Illegal vodka factory in Kilcurry raided

A raid undertaken by Revenue’s Customs Service and assisted by An Garda Síochána uncovered a major haul of counterfeit vodka labelling and packaging material and bottle closures in Kilcurry on Wednesday.

Over 110,000 bottle closures, 400,000 counterfeit vodka labels and 500 counterfeit cardboard outer cases were uncovered by officers in a shed in Kilcurry, Co. Louth. While counterfeit alcohol was not uncovered, a bottle filling machine and ancillary equipment were seized.

Two people were questioned and investigations are continuing.

Revenue would like to remind the public that cheap alcohol from an irregular source is likely to be counterfeit and could potentially cause serious harm if consumed.


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