Crime & Punishment of Friday, 14 February 2014
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has arrested Maxwell Doe, the managing director of Maxi Spark Enterprise, for allegedly producing and distributing fake alcoholic beverages at New Jerusalem, near Afienya.
Some of the alleged fake products are Castle Bridge London Dry Gin (manufacturer’s label), Madingo Bitters and Herb Afrique.
A statement signed by the Chief Executive of the FDA, Mr Hudu Mogtari, said 21 cartons of Castle Bridge London Dry Gin (manufacturer’s label), 21 cartons of empty bottles, four cartons of Mandingo Bitters and some raw materials had been seized from the said manufacturing facility at New Jerusalem.
“Further investigations on the operations of the suspect have revealed that he has been operating since May 2013, and supplies the fake products to some shops located at Golf City (Tema) and Akosombo,” it said.
The statement said the FDA had locked up the said production facility and handed over the suspect to the Police CID for further investigations.
It cautioned the general public, especially distributors and retailers of alcoholic beverages, to beware of where they sourced their supplies since they were equally culpable if they sold or distributed unwholesome and unregistered products to the unsuspecting public.