Penza state agencies will check after mass alcohol poisoning

Пензенские госорганы проверят после массового отравления алкоголем

The Prosecutor’s office after mass alcohol poisoning in Kuznetsk, which killed five people, began large-scale check of work of public authorities responsible for prevention and combating illicit trafficking in alcoholic products, said Monday the regional Prosecutor’s office.

Previously RF IC reported that on 20 November in show-cafe “Nora” in Kuznetsk drinking alcohol, celebrating the birthday of the host institution. According to the investigation, with symptoms of acute poisoning hospitalized 17 people, including by 23 November, five died, including the birthday man. Criminal case is brought. The government of the region said earlier that the participants in the feast drank a drink from bottles with labels of Bacardi rum, and the party alcohol was not officially carried out through café.

“The Prosecutor’s office launched a large-scale check of work of state bodies, whose competence includes prevention, detection and suppression of violations of legislation in the sphere of illegal turnover of alcohol products”, — stated in the message.

The Department explained that the verification is associated with an increase in the Penza region the number of victims from alcohol poisoning and an increase in the number of crimes committed in a state of intoxication.

“For 10 months of the year 2016 in the region in a state of alcoholic intoxication 3420 committed crimes, which is 11.7% more than in the same period last year… Alarming figures and the administration of Rospotrebnadzor in the Penza region. So, for 10 months of the year 2016 in the region of 544 persons were poisoned spirtosoderzhashchej production, 277 of them died”, — stated in the message.

Earlier Monday, the Governor of the region Ivan Belozertsev declared on December 5, regional a month for the fight against counterfeit alcohol. The Governor also urged residents to inform by telephone hotlines with information about where to trade surrogate alcohol.