SPOKESMAN SAID UK POLICE PROBED CONNECTION VIA US AUTHORITIES
Juice with a deadly cocaine kick: UK police aware US seizure bore related brand name
By Ben Bouckley+
Last updated on 13-May-2014 at 10:21 GMT
UK police tell BeverageDaily.com they are aware that a killer drink laced with cocaine and a massive haul of drug-infused juice found by US Federal officers both bore labels illegally aping brands owned by Trinidad's SM Jaleel & Co.
Tin cans labelled Trinidad Fruit Juice but packed with 332kg of Cocaine (with a $100m street value) and shipped to the Norfolk, Virginia, in the US came from Europe, the Trinidad Express reported on Tuesday May 29.
Updated news of the US seizure – which originally happened in December – followed the death of a UK Navy veteran last December, who consumed a drink laced with liquid cocaine carrying a counterfeit label stealing the name of another brand, Pear-D, from the same company, SM Jaleel & Co.
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