Police seize 37,000 bottles of fake booze in Sanlitun

Proving again that if you’re out trying to get drunk in Sanlitun, you might as well just drink baijiu so at least your brain knows it’s being poisoned:

Beijing police detained five suspects and confiscated over 37,000 bottles of fake foreign alcohol which was sold to bars along the Sanlitun Bar Street, police told the Global Times Monday.

We all realize those 10-kuai shots are fake, but it’s useful to be reminded every now and then, isn’t it?

Police received tip-offs from residents last September, and then raided five gangs who produced and sold fake beer and foreign alcohol worth over 1 million yuan ($160,400) in Tongzhou and Chaoyang districts last December.

Fake, fake, fake. Orson Welles would be proud.

Bar street booze seized (Global Times)

    3 Responses to “Police seize 37,000 bottles of fake booze in Sanlitun”

    1. bag-o-dicks

      Outside my house there are sometimes people buying and selling empty bottles of Maotai. Presumably, these are filled with one kuai a litre rotgut and nobody can tell the difference.


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