Jakarta Police arrest shop owner in bootleg alcohol deaths

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The South Jakarta Police have named a suspect in the selling of bootleg liquor that caused the deaths of eight people.

“We are continuing to investigate the bootleg liquor case and we have named the owner of a shop that sold the liquor a suspect,” said police chief Sr. Comr. Indra Jafar on Wednesday, as quoted by kompas.com.

He added that the man was found to be selling liquor products that did not have proper authorization.

Currently, the police are conducting autopsies and blood tests on the victims. They are also checking the substances used in mixing the liquor.

Indra said of the people who died after consuming the bootleg liquor three had died in Fatmawati Hospital, another three in Pasar Minggu Hospital and the remaining two died in Zahirah Hospital. The youngest victim was 29 years old while the oldest was aged 50 years old. 

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