It now turns out that the poisoned alcohol was imported to Turkey from Northern Cyprus.
A school bus driver was caught driving with blood alcohol level higher than the legal limit while on his way to pick up students.
In two different cases last night one in Nicosia and one in Limassol, car drivers attacked the policemen who gave them an alcohol breathalyzer test.
Over 900 admissions were recorded at the Nicosia General Hospital between Christmas Eve and yesterday with causes ranging from alcohol poisoning and over-eating to the flu, according to the head of Accidents and Emergency Costas Antoniades (cyprus-mail.com).
262 arrested in Nicosia during the 3 days of Christmas for driving while under the influence of alcohol after a total of 4896 checks.