© Depositphotos / HqualityДевушка and spirits. Archival photo© Depositphotos / Hquality
Workshop for production of counterfeit spirits found the staff of law enforcement bodies on the territory of poultry farms in the suburbs, damage to copyright holders amounted to over 60 million rubles, said the head of the press service GU MVD of Russia Moscow region Tatyana Petrova.
«It is established that illegal trade was located on the territory of the poultry farm. When inspecting premises, the police found equipment for manufacturing, bottling and packaging of counterfeit perfumes, and storage of finished products supposedly well-known world brands,» she said.
According to Petrova, found spirits were poor quality packaging, blurred bar codes. There are also no stickers in Russian language, required for sales of imported products in the country.
«Just the result of the operation, police discovered and seized about 20 thousand bottles of counterfeit spirits, about 1.5 thousand liters of alcohol, more than 100 million units of empty bottles, as well as the necessary accessories used for the manufacture of counterfeit perfumes,» – said Petrov.
As noted by the head of the press service of the Ministry, the expense of the company-holders made up more than 60 million rubles. A criminal case under article «Illegal use of means of individualization of goods.» The maximum penalty is two years imprisonment.