Special police team created
Police president Martin Červíček has put together a special police team which will investigate methanol poisoning cases which rose dramatically in the Czech Republic over the past days. The wave of methyl alcohol poisoning has already claimed 16 lives and more at least 14 others remain in serious condition. Most of the fatalities have occurred in Silesia and Moravia. The spokeswoman for the police presidium Štěpánka Zatloukalová said the aim was to better coordinate police efforts and results of expert findings, as well as the investigation to find who was responsible for the production and distribution of the bootleg alcohol.