Czech customs seize counterfeit wine09-Jun-2012
Czech customs have seized thousands of counterfeit bottles of popular wine brand Puvodni Sklepmistr from several retail outlets in the capital Prague, as well as 30,000 other drugstore-type items.
Some 2,432 litres of the fake wine were intercepted at the Sapa market in the city, a network of mainly Vietnamese shops specialising in Asian foods and other specialist produce.
Puvodni Sklepmistr is a traditional Czech brand but is a relatively low-priced product, providing once again evidence that criminals can profit by counterfeiting even products with narrow profit margins.
A press release issued by Czech customs notes that the fake wine was of "inferior quality" and showed discrepancies in the labelling and corks used, whilst also being offered at a discounted price to the genuine brand.
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