ARRRRRRR – Rum That Was Not Real

International crime network tried to sell large amount of fake rum into Spain: Blackbeard the Pirate would have refused to drink this. Counterfeit rum worth over $4 million was seized by the Spanish police, and 24 criminals were arrested. The imitations were so real that the fake rum even made it into Spanish tax warehouses via the Netherlands. No injuries were reported so far. However, counterfeit alcohol often contains toxic methanol which can lead to severe injuries and even death.

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Picture Credit Susanne Kuehne

Posted on 10 February 2021