A/R: Fake foreign alcoholic drinks producer busted
Forty Eight (48) year-old Yaw Nambu Dosu alias Joe of Nambu Distilleries has been arrested by the Ashanti Regional Police Command for producing foreign alcoholic drinks suspected to be harmful for consumption and without authorization.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander COP Ken Yeboah briefing media in Kumasi said the police received complaint from the International Federal of Spirit Producers (I.F.S.P) to the effect that some people were producing foreign alcoholic drinks.
According to COP Ken Yeboah, the complaint led police to the residence of the suspect Yaw Nambu Dosu who owns Nambu Distilleries company located at Ejisu.
The Police retrieved 48 boxes of the suspected harmful alcoholic drinks after the search.
The foreign alcoholic drinks include Black Label, Red Label, Bacardi, Lion Aromatic Schnapps as well as Smirnof, Lord Jack, Lord Kingsley, Sir Edwards, Bony Black and among other assorted drinks.“An investigations established that in the year 2017, suspect Yaw Nambu Dosu alias Joe applied to the Food and Drugs Authority to be mandated to produce Lion Bitters but it was denied.
On July 30, 2017, the authority wrote back to the suspect explaining the reasons for their refusal to give him the license. Further investigation also revealed that the suspect having been denied the license rented an apartment at Ejisu near Anita Hotel junction where he went into production of both the foreign and local drinks as mentioned above without authorization,” COP Ken Yeboah explained.