Central Bedfordshire Council is on the hunt for illicit alcohol this party season
“Central Bedfordshire has some superb venues across the region which will attract a lot of party-goers this Christmas.
“We aim to protect all our great businesses by identifying and taking swift action against those who act unfairly and illegally.”
Alcohol checks – the three ‘Ps’
- Price. If a deal looks too good to be true then it most probably is
Packaging. Poor-quality labelling, spelling mistakes and altered logos are all a sign of fake alcohol. Genuine spirits should be labelled with a name and address. You can also check bar codes by using your smartphone to see if it is listed as the correct product
Product. Look out for fake versions of well-known brands and be wary of unusual brand names you haven’t seen before. Vodka is the most commonly counterfeited spirit
“If you are caught selling cheap or illegal alcohol, you will be investigated and are likely to end up with a criminal record, as well as facing everything from a fine and a possible prison sentence to a recovery order to pay back all the illegal profits.”