SCOTTISH ALCOHOL TAGGING SCHEME GOES LIVE

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By: Jim Reed

Original Source: bbc.co.uk.com
Shops in parts of Dundee have started tagging bottles of alcohol as part of a police plan to cut underage drinking levels.
 
Supermarkets and off-licences have been asked to mark bottles with an invisible code.
 
If young drinkers are found with a tagged item, police say they can work out when and where it was purchased.
 
They claim the idea is to target adults who agree to buy cheap alcohol for under-18s.
 
Constable Andy Davie from Tayside Police said: “The biggest problem we have isn’t shops selling alcohol directly to young customers, it’s people buying it on their behalf.”

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