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The Day All The Beer Died

Postby knapplc » Tue May 08, 2007 1:53 pm

This story may be too graphic for some of you to read.

Moonhead, Jimboozie - you may want to look away. :-o


KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian customs officials plan to send more than 196,000 cans of smuggled beer gurgling down the drain after confiscating them from a gang that specialized in reselling duty-free drinks to pubs and grocers.

Officials cannot auction off the beer, worth about 287,000 ringgit ($84,040) with 1 million ringgit ($292,900) owed in unpaid duty and sales tax, because the sale would affect the domestic market, the Star newspaper said Tuesday.

The smugglers worked with freight forwarders and haulers over six months to obtain duty-free beers meant for shops in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, customs officials told the paper.

Each of the 8,178 seized cartons was to have been sold for 30 ringgit, or about a third of the market price, customs official Madrina Alwi said.

But the plan went flat after customs officers raided an industrial estate where the beer was stored and caught two Myanmar nationals, the paper said.
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Postby beanoX3 » Tue May 08, 2007 1:56 pm

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I suggest we organize a raiding party and head out to Malaysia to rescue this beer. ;-D
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Re: The Day All The Beer Died

Postby treat24 » Tue May 08, 2007 1:57 pm

knapplc wrote:This story may be too graphic for some of you to read.

Moonhead, Jimboozie - you may want to look away. :-o


KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian customs officials plan to send more than 196,000 cans of smuggled beer gurgling down the drain after confiscating them from a gang that specialized in reselling duty-free drinks to pubs and grocers.

Officials cannot auction off the beer, worth about 287,000 ringgit ($84,040) with 1 million ringgit ($292,900) owed in unpaid duty and sales tax, because the sale would affect the domestic market, the Star newspaper said Tuesday.

The smugglers worked with freight forwarders and haulers over six months to obtain duty-free beers meant for shops in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, customs officials told the paper.

Each of the 8,178 seized cartons was to have been sold for 30 ringgit, or about a third of the market price, customs official Madrina Alwi said.

But the plan went flat after customs officers raided an industrial estate where the beer was stored and caught two Myanmar nationals, the paper said.


what kind of beer? cuz there are some beers that taste like piss and may as well go to the same place...
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Re: The Day All The Beer Died

Postby beanoX3 » Tue May 08, 2007 1:59 pm

treat24 wrote:what kind of beer? cuz there are some beers that taste like piss and may as well go to the same place...

Ah, good point. :-b
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Re: The Day All The Beer Died

Postby treat24 » Tue May 08, 2007 2:00 pm

beanoX3 wrote:
treat24 wrote:what kind of beer? cuz there are some beers that taste like piss and may as well go to the same place...

Ah, good point. :-b


beano, i'll join you on your trip... let's get some free beer... ;-D
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Postby stomperrob » Tue May 08, 2007 2:21 pm

Will the carnage never end??? :~(

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Postby mrblitz » Tue May 08, 2007 2:28 pm

stomperrob wrote:Will the carnage never end??? :~(

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Holy Crap! Someone had a good night. :-b
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue May 08, 2007 3:01 pm

This thread makes me sad. :,-(
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Postby stomperrob » Tue May 08, 2007 3:50 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:This thread makes me sad. :,-(


The wasting of beer is sad - like my mama used to always say at the dinner table:

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.and we all know beer builds better bodies:

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...and of course we mustn't overlook beer's most important quality:

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Postby knapplc » Tue May 08, 2007 3:55 pm

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That is awesome! ;-D
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