Germany Hit by Meat Cartel and Beer Thieves
It was the best of times, it was the wurst of times. Germans celebrating their World Cup victory with traditional beer and bratwurst learned that sausage producers have been ripping them off for decades, having formed a cartel to keep prices artificially high. Adding insult to injury, 300,000 liters of beer were stolen from a Rhineland warehouse on Tuesday while the nation was distracted by the soccer team’s triumphant return. Police have asked anyone noticing “a large amount of beer” to come forward.