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Beware "very dangerous" fake Johnny Walker headed for Bangkok

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Beware "very dangerous" fake Johnny Walker headed for Bangkok

 

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Excise officials busted a factory in Thailand's far south on Thursday that was mixing up fake Johnny Walker Red and Black label whisky. 
 
The whisky was described by officials as "very dangerous" for consumers and was headed for Bangkok and surrounding areas as well as for consumption in Hat Yai. 
 
The man behind the fake booze is a foreigner.
 
The raid was conducted in the Khuanlang sub-district of Hat Yai, Songkhla. 
 
Two women who were caught as they prepared to fill bottles had tried to burn fake excise stamps and toss them down an outside drain. 
 
Sriwat Jaichanalert, 40, and 20 year old Amornrat Jaimongkhonwongsa would take delivery of 25 gallon drums of already mixed spirit, put it into bottles, add labels and excise tabs and arrange for it to be delivered.
 
For this they were paid 30,000 and 15,000 baht respectively. 
 
Sriwat said that she didn't know the identity of their boss. She had an outstanding case of mixing fake alcohol pending.
 
A regional excise officer said that the man behind the operation was a foreigner and that the fake booze was very dangerous for consumers. 
 
The two women will be prosecuted and the hunt is on for the owner of the business. 
 
Source: Thai Rath
 
 
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It is not fake booze it is fake Johnny Walker.  

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2 minutes ago, ZeVonderBearz said:

It can't be any worse than the real Johnny Walker. 

It can, some 10 years ago i bought a bottle of JW Red, then, back to homecountry, i bought another one in a duty free shop in some Italian airport.

2 very different whiskies with the same label, none of them deadly though.

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In the nomansland between cambodia and thailand they sell loads of fake booze and cigarettes....all brands available but the ciggies are very bad. Didn't try the booze.

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45 minutes ago, RotMahKid said:

It's always somebody else's fault, this time a foreigner.

As often we hear in this forum that Thais cant think etc... It is not surprising that even these fake stuff has to be done by foreigners. 🤔

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59 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

The whisky was described by officials as "very dangerous" for consumers

Why?

 

Is it "lao khao" colored with sugar molasses, perhaps? If that's the case I can only agree with that statement.

 

And what's "fake alcohol" anyway? Either it's alcohol or its not. If anything, it might be "fake Johnny Walker". 

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45 minutes ago, Misterwhisper said:

And what's "fake alcohol" anyway? Either it's alcohol or its not. If anything, it might be "fake Johnny Walker". 

It's methanol?...when they distill moonshine they throw the first and last bit away....that makes you blind.

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