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  • India where local police and inspectors regularly take bribes to turn a blind eye to the production and sale of illicit alcohol, also known as desi daroo.

    The Guardian World News Jason Burke 2011


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  • "The illegal alcohol - commonly called desi daroo or country-made liquor in India - usually costs as little as 10 rupees (20 US cents) and the majority of the consumers are poor, daily-wage workers."

    - India toxic alcohol kills 126 in West Bengal, BBC website, 15 December 2011.

    December 15, 2011