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US energy drink counterfeited under “unsanitary conditions”, 11 arrests made

Federal agents have arrested 11 people and charged them with illegally manufacturing and distributing millions of bottles of a popular energy drink. The defendants are alleged to have sold millions of counterfeit bottles of the 5-Hour ENERGY Drink across America, having made them at “an unsanitary facility using untrained day workers” and “mixing unregulated ingredients in plastic vats”. Lot and expiration codes were alleged to have been regularly changed to imitate the real product.



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