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Monday, May 19, 2008

Polish Customs Agents Decide to Destroy Beer Shipment Seized 11 Years Ago

Proving that bureaucrats are pretty much the same the world over, Polish customs officials in Gydnia have destroyed 90,000 cans of Japanese beer -- 11 years after the brew was originally seized.

The Poles stored the beer in a warehouse for more than a decade. It had been held by customs because health officials said the beer did not have proper labeling. The matter was in the courts for most of the time since and recently a ruling was handed down in favor of the Polish government.

It makes you wonder what would have happened had the courts ruled in favor of the Japanese brewer. Would beer drinkers in Poland been sipping beer brewed in 1997?

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