At the scene, it was found 1,000 cases of beer, in addition to labels and lids used for adulteration. Employees earned R$1 for counterfeiting.
Military Police found a clandestine beverage factory in a shed in rural Indaiatuba (SP), on Tuesday night (29). At the scene, the corporation found 1,000 cases of beer, in addition to labels and lids used for adulteration. At least 17 people worked in a situation similar to slavery.
According to the police, the workers are from the states of Goiás, Tocantins and Rio Grande do Norte. They started working at 6 am, they had no time to stop and the salary was R$1 for each case of adulterated beer.
Suspects purchased cheaper branded beers and changed the label to more expensive ones.
Two men who were in the shed gave testimony at the Indaiatuba Police Station and will answer for crimes against public health.
The third accused was responsible for transporting the workers. The house did not have adequate conditions to house the 17 people.
One of the men was arrested because he was wanted for drug trafficking in Tocantins. The police will continue the investigation to try to find the person responsible.