A container which was on its way to Libya from Asia with a stop at the Freeport, was found to be carrying a quantity of counterfeit whiskey. A statement issued by the Customs Department said that the discovery was found when customs officials decided to inspect the container and behind some sofas it was carrying, they found that the rest of the container was filled with 7,200 bottles of whisky, 6,000 of which were well-known, prestigious brand names.
After examining the labels on the bottles the customs officials became suspicious and contacted the legal representatives of the companies which import these particular whisky brands, who were given a sample. As a result of further investigations, it was found that the whisky was not produced by the brands indicated on the label. The case is being investigated.