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Far East Police Confiscate 100 Tons of Counterfeit Vodka

Police have seized 100 tons of counterfeit vodka in the Far East region of Primorye.

Five train coaches packed with containers of several varieties of vodka bearing forged labels were confiscated, investigators said in a statement published on Monday.

Authorities estimated the value of the illicit booze, thought to have originated in the North Caucasus republic of North Ossetia at 5 million rubles ($150,000).

The alcohol is being examined by the Interior Ministry's forensics department to determine where it was produced.

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