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Wine dumped in HK streets

Over 10,000 bottles of wine have been found dumped in the streets of Hong Kong on Monday and Tuesday.

Police are trying to find who was responsible for discarding the bottles of French, Chilean and Argentine wine in Hung Hom and Sham Shui Po.

The authorities were called to Chi Kiang street in Hung Hom on Monday night after a complaint about an obstruction on the pavement outside Hoi Sham Park.

Nearly 10,000 bottles of French and Chilean wine with Cono Sur, Les Douve and Reine Courvil labels were found.

Hundreds more bottles were found the following day by police in an alley off Yen Chow street in Sham Shui Po, mostly of French and Argentine wines.

As the labels in question apparently sell for less than HK$150 a bottle, it is believed that they are not fake as fraudsters prefer to pass off low quality wine as much more expensive brands.

It is thought that the stocks may have been dumped by a wine merchant or distributor unable to sell the products



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