Customs officials from Lom have retained 266 liters of home-made alcohol (rakia) after they posed themselves as customers who want to buy alcohol, officials from the Customs Agency said. Reported SEGA.
Policemen from Vidin participated in the action. A sale of home-made rakia has been posted on two websites. The customs officers contacted the seller and agreed to buy 10 liters.
Traditional Greek spirits like raki, ouzo and tsipouro are attracting more drinkers in Greece as they are more affordable for those struggling financially due to the crisis, according to recent research which found that the cheaper spirits have also become the preferred drink among those suffering from alcoholism.
Gendarmerie forces on April 10 raided a wedding hall that included an underground bootleg alcohol plant in Istanbul's Başakşehir district, detaining five suspects, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Thousands of liters of bootleg alcohol stored in industrial bottles and ready for delivery across Turkey was seized during the raid.
Bulgaria's customs agency has reported finding 2,356 litres of alcohol without labels signifing paid excise duty in two monasteries.
Mobile inspection teams found the larger amount of illegal "rakija", or fruit brandy, namely 1,500 litres kept in plastic bottles and canisters, in a cellar of the Troyan monastery in northern Bulgaria.
The 10th Rakija Fest will be held at Belgrade's Mikser House venue on December 3, under the title, "Balkan Urban Experience."
The Tourism Organization of Belgrade said that visitors will "get warmed" by rakija (Serbian for fruit, most commonly plum brandy) as well as "many Serbian delicacies, and specialty sweets."
Four young men have died and other two are in critical conditions after drinking counterfeit alcohol during celebrations, media outlets report.
Police and doctors confirm alcohol poisoning was the most likely cause of the incident which took place in a neighborhood of Yakoruda, a town in the Rhodope Mountains.
Crafted on the small island of Chios, Greece, FOS Mastiha is taking the world by storm. And the clear spirit made from the mastic resin of the “crying trees” of Chios, the herbal digestif is found to be ideal for mixed drinks. Miami spirits producer Ambrosia group launched the drink in its new form, designed to be used in cocktails.