Dismantled one of the largest criminal networks for the production and illegal distribution of whiskey
The network of "Hispanic-Asian" origin had established its two main bases of operations in La Rioja, in Jaén and in Campo de Criptana (Ciudad Real)
During the proceedings, nearly 300,000 bottles, 171,200 counterfeit tax seals, 47,660 liters of whiskey and 9,550 liters of alcohol were intervened to produce the fraudulent product
The fraud of the public finances and the damage caused to the brand would have exceeded 4,610,000 euros
The Civil Guard and the Tax Agency, in a joint operation, have dismantled in La Rioja, Jaén and Ciudad Real, one of the largest criminal networks dedicated to the illegal production and distribution of whiskey.
If all the merchandise had been smuggled in, the fraud committed by this Spanish-Asian network would have exceeded 800,000 euros and the damage it has caused to the counterfeit whiskey brand would have amounted to 3,810,000 euros.