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Police look for bootleg liquor sellers after two die in West Jakarta

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 25, 2018   /   09:37 pm
Police look for bootleg liquor sellers after two die in West Jakarta The South Tangerang Police raided a bootleg liquor brewery in Cipondoh and Pondok Aren, and destroyed more than 5,500 bottles of bootleg liquor on April 13, following the deaths of two more victims of tainted beverages. (Courtesy of/Tangerang Selatan Police)

The Tamansari Police in West Jakarta are looking for people who sold bootleg liquor to a group of men on Sunday, two of whom died after consuming fake cognac using Martell branding.

Another victim, Ramli, who survived, said he and six of his friends bought three bottles of liquor, worth Rp 150,000 (US$9.87) each, from a house on Jl. Talib II in Tamansari.

They later consumed the liquor while hanging out in a karaoke center near the house of the bootleg liquor seller. 

However, the next day, they felt unwell and vomited. Two of his friends, Pian, 28, and Fadli, 31, later died in the hospital.

“I have been interrogated by the Tamansari Police. I have also delivered the leftover drink to the police,” Ramli said as quoted by tempo.co.

Tamansari Police chief Adj. Comr. Rango Siregar said the police were still checking the ingredients of the bootleg liquor in the laboratory. The result will come in the next few days, Rango said.

The police were still also searching for the people who made the liquor, he said. (cal)