Police seize thousands of bottles of falsified wine
The Civil Guard has arrested four people and is investigating another six for their involvement in a massive wine fraud believed to have affected some two million bottles.
The wine was being served up in restaurants, with diners believing they were drinking well-known brands from the Castilla and León deno-mination.
But the wine had actually been falsified by the criminal network, filling wine bottles with a cheap variety and using counterfeit labels.
Police carried out eleven raids in different buildings and homes located in the provinces of León, Ourense, Lugo and Pontevedra and are not ruling out further arrests.
Items seized included several hundred thousand falsified labels, effects and a total of 335,000 euros. All the affected wine that had been placed on the market has been intervened.