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Since January 1st, 2012 our activities have resulted in

3.6m +
SEIZED COUNTERFEIT BOTTLES
3.6m +
SEIZED FAKE CLOSURES
17.3m +
SEIZED FAKE LABELS
11.7k +
ANTI-COUNTERFEIT ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
16.7k +
TRAINED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
  • Refilling used bottles at the retail (On trade) level
  • One- and two-man groups who specialise in refilling genuine branded bottles, a few cases a time, and supplying them to bars, shops and consumers at a local level
  • Organised criminal gangs, with the funding and capabilities to operate on an industrial scale and trans-nationally, for whom spirits counterfeiting is just one of many criminal ventures (drugs, firearms, frauds, money-laundering)
  • Suppliers who facilitate counterfeiting by supplying dry (bottles, caps, labels) and wet (spirit, flavourings etc.) goods (look alikes and true ‘fakes’)

AACS’s aim is to increase the actual risks and the perception of these risks in order to dissuade those currently involved and those who might be tempted to get involved

Routes to Consumer

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