Vice Squad
Monday, February 21, 2005
Contest: What to do with 192-proof Alcohol -- Lots of It

23,000 litres, to be precise. Finnish customs picked up the Vietnamese consignment, which was cunningly though inadequately disguised as soy sauce, more than a year ago. If there was just a little bit of the stuff, they would simply pour the high-test hooch down the drain, but that option taps out at about 200 litres. So the fellow in charge of the customs post is appealing for suggestions -- consumption is ruled out, as denaturing of the alcohol is part of the plan. Beyond that, however, don't feel constrained in coming up with some wacky alcohol-disposal idea: 'Even silly proposals are worth exploring,' according to the customs agent.

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