Quality supervisors raided stores selling fake Moutai
A Moutai specialty store in Louhu District and was raided by city quality supervisors and were able to seize 121 bottles of fake Moutai, the national liquor favored by Central Government during State banquets. This is part of a quality inspection by the Shenzhen market supervision before the Spring Festival.
The officers found the fake Moutai in a store located at Dongmen road South. The store was not an authorize dealer of Kweichow Moutai Co. the producer of the fiery liquor, and was priced from a few hundred to a thousand yuan. No one have information if the manufacturer of the fake Moutai have been arrested or detained and if people have fallen ill drinking the fake liquor.
Moutai is a strong liquor made from sorghum and contains 53 percent alcohol by volume. Retail price for a bottle have been steadily increased in the past months because of high demand. Last year a bottle of Moutai was priced at 1,288 yuan. due to the surging price, people are making fake Moutai to make fast money. In one house in Longgang District quality supervisors was recently raided they confiscated a variety of liquors including Moutai that have been bottled using syringes.
People are also making money selling empty Moutai bottles, were a set of two empty bottles of Moutai made in 1980 was sold for 15,000 yuan. The used bottles were then used to make the fake liquor.