Exceeding the lethal dose by 5-6 times: large-scale alcohol checks

In Orsk, the court is considering the case about mass poisoning with surrogate alcohol… According to the latest data from the regional Ministry of Health, 29 people have already died, and a total of 54 injured. In the dock – those who, according to the investigation, organized the production and marketing of the poison. The court considers their cases individually. Earlier, operatives found dozens of boxes with bottles and containers with raw materials at the warehouse of the dealers. From here everything went to the points of the entire area.

“When you were doing this trade, did you even think that it could cause mortal harm to people?” He does not answer questions, hiding his face under a medical mask and a baseball cap. Shirvan Babazade, 29, is one of those bootleggers who sold the deadly surrogate to the residents of the Orenburg region. He and two other members of the criminal group were arrested by the court. There are four other defendants in the case who helped with the sale of fake alcohol.

According to the regional Ministry of Health, 54 people were poisoned with surrogate alcohol in hospitals, 26 of them died. Pure methanol, a deadly poison, was found in blood tests of the dead and injured, and in huge doses.

“The concentrations are very high: 4-5 micrograms per liter. This is not just a lethal dose. This is a 5-6 times excess of the lethal dose. Therefore, it is practically impossible to save patients in such a state,” said Tatiana Savinova, Vice Governor, Minister health care of the Orenburg region.

Singe alcohol was bought from hands where in stores. It has already been established: it got on sale from a shop in the city of Orsk, where the packaging of counterfeit goods has been flourishing for several years. And, apparently, many knew about illegal deliveries in the district.

Footage of the search at the surrogate’s warehouse. One thousand two hundred bottles already ready for sale. There are also plastic containers, hundreds of lids and boxes for wholesale customers.

“On the territory of the region, large-scale inspections of the implementation of legislation in the field of selling alcoholic beverages have been organized. More than 400 bottles of alcoholic beverages that do not meet the requirements of current legislation have been seized,” said Anna Filippova, senior assistant to the prosecutor of the Orenburg region.

Now all stores in the east of the Orenburg region are raids. Investigators are trying to figure out the routes for the supply of bottles with poisonous contents and how many of them could have gone around.

On the causes of the tragedy in the Orenburg village and those who are really to blame for what happened in the program “Full contact” on the radio “FM News” told Eduard Petrov, author and host of the program “Investigation of Eduard Petrov”.

Source: Вести.Ru by www.vesti.ru.

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