Government officials on November 17 confiscated 1,130 litres of counterfeit alcohol (methanol) and 480 kg of expired and adulterated goods in five provinces and the capital.
Officers from the the Directorate-General of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Repression (CCF) carried out inspections of goods in some of the Kingdom’s markets to prevent the sale of expired and adulterated goods or goods that failed to meet technical standards as they could negatively affect the health of the general public.
Officers from the branches of the CCF in Kampong Chhnang, Takeo, Preah Vihear and Oddar Meanchey provinces along with Phnom Penh found 1,130.975 litres of counterfeit alcohol (methanol being sold as regular alcohol) and 486.31 kg of expired and adulterated goods.
“All of the suspect goods were confiscated by the officers ... and the owners of the goods were fined,” the CCF said.
Also on November 17, the CCF’s branch in Kandal province carried out inspections of eight gas stations in Sa’ang and Koh Thom districts and found that two of the eight were conducting business dishonestly by selling regular gasoline as premium gasoline, so the owners were issued monetary fines.