DRC counterfeiters apprehended

22nd October, 2013 by Rupert Millar

An Italian father and son have been arrested on suspicion of counterfeiting €2 million worth of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

The pair, believed to work in the wine trade, were arrested on 16 October in the course of a Europol operation spanning, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Cyprus and Italy.

According to Agence France Presse, Dijon’s public prosecutor, Marie-Christine Tarrare, announced on Monday that, “at least 400 bottles of wine were fraudulently sold for a sum of around €2m.”

In total 20 homes and warehouses were raided, with seven people arrested and interviewed. In the home of one of the Italians counterfeiting materials were discovered.

The investigation began late last year at the behest of the famous Burgundian estate, when it filed a complaint about fake wine….

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