Turkish police find bootleg alcohol hidden in pressure cookers
DHA photoTurkish police have seized bootleg alcohol hidden in pressure cookers along with other illicit items found in a workplace in the southern province of Adana.
A total of 10 people were detained in an early morning police operation on 22 separate locations in Adana on Dec. 22, Anadolu Agency reported.
When the officers raided a shop with pressure cooker boxes in its windows, they discovered bootleg alcohol had been stored in the cookers.
Illegally produced alcohol has been a serious problem of late in a number of provinces across Turkey, as many people have been killed after consuming bootleg booze.
In one recent incident, a total on 11 people died in the Aegean province of İzmir, while a number of deaths have also occurred in Istanbul over the past few months as a result of bootleg alcohol.
Multiple victims who survived after being poisoned by bootleg drinks have put the blame on the high price of legal alcohol, which have seen consecutive tax hikes.
The deadly incidents have increased the number of police raids targeting illicit production facilities.