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Bootleg liquor contained lethal dose of methanol: Police

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 10, 2018   /   02:40 pm
Bootleg liquor contained lethal dose of methanol: Police This image shows an illustration of a bottle of bootleg liquor. (Shutterstock.com/File)

South Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Indra Jafar revealed on Monday that the bootleg liquor that killed eight Jagakarsa residents contained a lethal dose of methanol.

According to a series of autopsy and toxicology tests conducted at the National Police's forensic laboratory, “the substance had damaged the drinkers' organ functions and eventually lead to their death,” said Indra.

“Methanol attacks the function of the respiratory organs, like the lungs. Someone who drinks methanol will slowly die of suffocation,” he added.

The police have named the seller of the bootleg liquor, identified only as RS, a suspect. He is accused of selling unlicensed products.

The eight who died have been identified only as W, 32, AL, 39, FS, 40, YH, 32, Su, 29, M, 50, S, 40 and F, 32. Three died at Fatmawati Hospital, three at Pasar Minggu Hospital and two at Zahira Pasar Minggu Hospital. (vla)