This is quite the thing - and you would think would take quite a bit of effort to make it work - but apparently the unscrupulous are passing off old beer for new in the Klang Valley, part of Malaysia:
...there are groups that buy expired canned beer in bulk for 10 sen a can and then sell the old beer that had been bottled at market price. It is learnt that investigations are being carried out to nab the perpetrators as drinking the expired beverage could lead to poisoning. Customs deputy director-general (prevention) Datuk Mardina Alwi, when asked about the issue, said if there was sufficient intelligence on the matter, they would certainly close in on this unscrupulous group.
The problem here must be how labour intensive this is. There are too many points of failure in the chain. The drivers, the can emptiers, the bottle fillers, the box repackagers...someone must be a little disgusted by the local beer market getting undermined. I like the accompanying photo with some very serious scowling of officialdom going on. I am not sure how drinking old beer qualifies as poisoning if no additional adulteration is going on but sheer badness like this deserves that scowl none the less. Oh, it actually relates to the second story about nabbing smuggled beer labeled as schoolbags. I'd scowl, too. But only once the "nabbing" was done. And that happens right after the "closing in." I wonder if they watch Adam-12 reruns in Malaysia.