Indonesia alcohol deaths exceed 100 as police vow crackdown

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The deaths occurred in the capital Jakarta and neighboring province of West Java and at least a dozen men had been detained on suspicion of making and distributing the drink, police said.

More than 80 Indonesians have died and many more have been hospitalised after consuming homemade or adulterated alcohol since early April.

Indonesian TV has broadcast images of distraught relatives in several cities and lines of gurneys bearing dead bodies in hospital hallways as the death toll relentlessly climbed since late last week.

Police say they will crackdown on producers and distributors in a bid to put a stop to a black market in alcohol.

It's unclear how effective the crackdown will be.

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The latest fatalities have been linked to drinks being distributed in plastic bags that according to analyses was 96% pure alcohol and laced with methanol and mosquito repellent.

South Jakarta Police Chief Commissioner Indra Jafar told Anadolu Agency that lab results showed that the home-distilled drink consumed by the victims in Jakarta contained methanol and ethanol.

In addition, high excise taxes imposed on alcoholic drinks and sales being limited to certain shops and entertainment centres has only made it hard for the people to obtain the legitimate product. "Ginseng by itself is too hard", said the 28-year-old.

Methanol, also known as wood alcohol, is a commonly used organic solvent that, because of its toxicity, can cause metabolic acidosis, neurologic sequelae, and even death, when ingested, according to medical website Medscape. Some governments warn travelers to the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok to be cautious about consuming local spirits and alcoholic beverages.

West Java police, who have arrested seven people suspected of mixing or selling tainted alcohol, said they have not found evidence to support that.

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