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Russia proposed to toughen responsibility for counterfeit alcohol
In Russia, they proposed to toughen the liability for counterfeit alcohol. It was decided to take such measures after several cases of mass poisoning by low-quality alcohol this year.
As they write "News", Proposals on toughening punishments were sent to the name of Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev by the head of the" Sober Russia "project and State Duma deputy Sultan Khamzaev.
According to the deputy, in 2021 there were several tragedies at once due to fatal poisoning by low-quality alcohol. The last case took place in the Sverdlovsk region.
In an address addressed to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Khamzayev noted that in 2021 a number of tragic events took place related to the sale of counterfeit alcoholic beverages to citizens, which caused mass deaths.
According to the Criminal Code, for the production and sale of such goods, which led to the death of two or more persons, there is a restriction of freedom for up to 10 years. At the same time, the driver who knocked down a man after driving drunk is 12 years old. According to Hamzev, the driver's liability now exceeds the potential liability of the sellers. Although several people died from the actions of the latter.
In this regard, for sellers and manufacturers, he asks to increase the term of imprisonment to 20 years.