Police Arrest Fake Campari Drink Producers In Rivers

Syndicates who specialize in producing fake Campari drinks and other assorted spirits have been nabbed by the Rivers State Police command, Oceanicnews reports.

The suspects, Akhayera Collins and Christian John were arrested in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on November 1, 2021.
According to Daily Post, the suspects were arrested by operatives of Operation Puff Adder who had acted on “credible information” and stormed their hideout at Eligbolo road within Rumuokoro in Obio Akpor local government area of the state, where the fake drinks were manufactured.

The spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, SP Nnamdi Omoni, while parading the suspects at the command Headquarters in PortHarcourt, disclosed the items recovered from the suspects to include “assorted fake wines, spirit and several alcoholic beverages” as well as “empty bottles waiting to be filled with the substance”.

SP Omoni said the suspects “have made useful confessions and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”

Speaking to journalists, one of the suspects who narrated the process of producing the drinks said ” I buy other low quality drinks to turn inside the high quality ones”.

“I order the empty bottles from Aba, and they send it down to me here, when they send it to me I refill it. For example that campari bottle I refill it with Kalahari”.

“For the Chelsea I mix it with ethanol”.

“When I finish, I take them to an oil mill to sell.

He, however, insisted that the drinks are “healthy” and not poisonous.

The suspects confessed that he has been in the business for about two years.

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