Customs officers Found over 260 Liters of Illegally Produced Alcohol from an Internet Ad

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.

Bulgarian Monks Red-faced Over Illegal Hooch Finds

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.

10th Rakija Fest to be held in Belgrade on December 3

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."

Serbian Minister Accused of Turning Troops Into Waiters

Serbian opposition parties have slated the Defence Minister, Bratislav Gasic, for allowing a local authority to use soldiers to serve alcoholic drinks - rakija [fruit brandy] and boiled wine - at a pop concert in the minister's home town of Krusevac on December 31.

The event was a concert by the popular folk singer Svetlana "Ceca" Raznatovic.

Four Die after Drinking Fake Alcohol in Southern Bulgaria

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.