Czechs Find Source of Deadly Bootleg Liquor

World | September 25, 2012, Tuesday // 08:05|  views

A barman covers the menu of hard liquors in a bar early on Sept. 16, 2012 in Prague, two days after the government announced a total ban on the sale of liquor with over 20 percent alcohol. Photo by Getty Images

Czech police authorities have found a source of methyl-alcohol used to taint drinks after contaminated beverages killed at least 25 people in the country over the past weeks.

Two men were charged with public endangerment and face as many as 20 years in prison if found guilty, while prosecutors may also demand an "exceptional punishment," state prosecutor Roman Kafka has revealed, as cited by Bloomberg.

Dozens of alleged accomplices have also been arrested.

Police believe the suspects produced about 15,000 liters of the tainted liquor and that some of it remained unaccounted for.

Czech officials are to meet on Tuesday, as the government considers easing a nationwide ban on spirits imposed over the deadly bootlegged liquor.

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