AKIPRESS.COM – Seven people were poisoned by counterfeit vodka in Fergana region of Uzbekistan, one of them died, Gazeta.uz reports. According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, seven people turned to local hospitals complaining of poor health, headaches and nausea on September 5. Doctors revealed they had poisoning with an unknown substance. It turned out that all victims had previously been at a wedding where they drank vodka.
The pre-investigation check established that the poisoned people used counterfeit alcohol made in a local handicraft workshop. In particular, several local residents began to produce fake vodka using the labels of the Kazakh brands Aktau and Karatau. The entire batch of counterfeit goods was sold to one of the catering outlets, as well as to another company.
The suspect was detained. A criminal case was initiated against him on production for the purpose of sale of goods that do not meet safety requirements and illegal production or circulation of ethyl alcohol, alcohol and tobacco products.